A gunman in Brazil attempted to rob a group of families gathered in front of a school on Mother’s Day, unaware that one of the mothers was Katia Sastre, an armed, off-duty police officer.
Sastre shot the gunman and held him at gunpoint until police arrived. The attacker was taken to a hospital, where he later died. Sastre “was praised by local officials for her bravery and for saving the day,” the New York Post reports.
The violent incident was captured on video and is shown in the graphic video below.