On the night of Thursday, September 3, 2020, a military cop and a municipal civil guard exchanged fire, shooting each other. The municipal guard died from wounds, while the cop remains in serious condition. The incident took place around 10:20pm on Rua Santo Agostinho, in the Centenário neighborhood in Boa Vista, state of Roraima, Brazil.
Images from a security camera show the moment when the plainclothes military policeman walks down the street, when a car pulls up beside him and the occupant presumably pulls out a gun.
The cop pulls out his and the shooting begins. The municipal guard gets out of the car, possibly already shot in the head and falls to the ground. In the images it is possible to see that the military policeman was shot in the chest area.
The municipal guard was taken to the General Hospital of Roraima, but succumbed and died. The military police officer remains in the hospital in serious condition. The reason for the shooting between the two has not yet been clarified.
I don’t know what exactly a municipal guard (guarda municipal) is in Brazil, but I presume it’s just a different thug with a badge on a taxpayer’s dime. Not unlike “policial militar”, just answering to someone else.