Yesterday late afternoon, two trigger happy police morons met in the same pharmacy in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil, and shot each other with their service guns.
Local media reported that the military policeman mistook the civilian policeman for a burglar, because the latter had a gun in his waistband. The two then got into an argument which they resolved with firearms. I imagine it went something like this:
- Hey, you got a gun. What you got a gun for?
- I’m a cop, idiot. What you gonna do about it, huh?
- Well, I’m a cop too, so don’t fuck with me, boy…
- Fuck you!
- Pop pop pop pop…
According to Colonel Teófilo of the military police, one of their officers was inside the establishment buying medicines, when the other entered. The PM Edilson Barreto da Silva, of the 16th Battalion, was in civilian clothes, but with the gun in his waistband. Having noticed that Olivio Gabriel Torres Júnior had a gun in his waistband too, he found it suspicious and from then on, there was a misunderstanding that lead to the exchange of fire.
Witnesses at the scene said the two fired about 10 shots. The civil police was hit with a shot in the face. The PM was wounded in the thigh and abdomen. Both were taken to the Dr. José Frota Institute.
Whereas this only happened yesterday, the fact that the two were still alive when they were taken to the hospital is the latest news I got. The blood loss from both seems quite significant, so whether any succumbs remains to be seen.