Mother Of Two Stopped A Gunman Who Attacked Her And Her Children Outside A Private School
A mother who has been waiting for her daughters to be out of school prevented an armed robbery attack on other parents and kids in a private school area. The brave woman stopped a gunman to save children’s lives.
Hero mother stopped a gunman
This dramatic incident happened outside a private school in Sao Paolo. Katia da Silva Sastre was waiting to pick up her daughters after classes. Katia was standing in the crowd with other parents and their kids. The school was going to host Mother’s Day celebration.
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At that moment, a strange man approached the group of parents; he had a gun. The suspect, who was later identified as 21-year-old Elivelton Neves Moreira, attempted to rob children and their families.
Katia, who turned out to be an off-duty police officer, reacted immediately. She pulled out her own weapon and shot the gunman. Moreira was taken to the nearest hospital where he was later proclaimed dead.
Sastre described the fatal incident to the local news:
I didn't know if he was going to shoot the kids, or the mothers, or the security guard at the school door. I just thought about defending the moms, the children, my own life and my daughter's.
A man in Sao Paulo, Brazil attempted a robbery outside a school on Saturday when 42-year-old Katia da Silva Sastre drew her weapon and shot him three times. pic.twitter.com/8YLSaha3lV— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) May 14, 2018
Quero estar dando parabéns a policial Kátia da Silva Sastre. Ela salvou a vida de várias pessoas ao render aquele bandido cuzão que foi tentar assaltar crianças e mães em frente a uma escola. É esse tipo de policial que quero ver no meu país. pic.twitter.com/kjSSNyHw3y— Falheta (@Falhetaa) May 14, 2018
She can defend herself and others
The mother was honored for her brave actions. She risked her life to save other kids and their families. Governor França commented on the hero mom’s deed:
She acted so precisely, so perfectly, that we decided to honor her.
França added he felt sorry the outcome of the story was sad and regrettable for the suspect.
Fui hoje cedo ao 4°BAEP , na zona Leste de São Paulo, para homenagear uma mãe muito especial: Cabo Katia Sastre. Sua coragem e precisão salvou mães e crianças, ontem na porta de uma escola. #PMSP #PoliciaMilitar #VcPodeConfiar #EstadodeSãoPaulo #GovernodeSP pic.twitter.com/Vi643s1M3e— Márcio França (@marciofrancagov) May 13, 2018
What to do in case of an armed attack
Katia da Silva Sastre’s heroic deed helped save other people’s lives. Nevertheless, we want to remind all parents that the brave mother was a professional police officer, who passed numerous trainings during her service.
Ordinary people should call 911 in the similar situation and avoid risking their lives or harming anyone. It’s better to pay attention to all tiniest details about a suspect and provide this information to the police when they arrive.