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Brazil policeman killed, other officer hurt in Rio

Brazilian policeman killed, another officer hurt in 2 attacks in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil policeman killed, other officer hurt in Rio

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian authorities say a police officer has been killed and another one wounded in two separate attacks in Rio de Janeiro. The second officer survived a shooting.

The dead man is military police Officer Ivo Leandro Zaru. Firefighters on Sunday found the 34-year-old's body near a dam in a coastal city part of Rio's greater metropolitan region.

Police provided few details but said they are investigating the death as a possible homicide.

Local media reports say Zaru was driving his motorcycle when he apparently was attacked, and the body was found wearing a helmet.

Another police officer was wounded when he was shot by a group of armed robbers in a Rio de Janeiro neighborhood.

Security officials in Rio de Janeiro have been trying to curb a recent wave of police killings.

Updated : 2021-10-22 12:43 GMT+08:00