An armed, off-duty police officer stopped an armed man outside her children's school.
The woman was picking up her children after school, when she saw the man running towards her and other parents with a gun in his hand.
As reported by abcnews.go.com
A off-duty police officer waiting to pick up her children at their school in Brazil shot an intruder, who later died at the hospital, officials said.
Katia da Silva Sastre, 42, was waiting for her children at Colégio Ferreira Master school in Sao Paolo when a man dressed in shorts and a dark hooded sweatshirt charged toward her and other parents with a pistol in his right hand.
Sastre is seen on the CCTV footage from May 12 drawing her own pistol and firing multiple shots, dropping the man to the pavement.
She kicked away his weapon and trained her gun on him before he was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.
What would have happened has she not been armed? One hates to think about the possibilities. But a person who was armed and properly trained to handle their weapon was there, and prevented what could have been a horrific situation. While she is considered a hero in her own country, if that situation had occurred in the U.S. there would be people attacking her for owning a gun.
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