Police caught altering crime scene after shooting robber and hostage in car
This is the shocking moment trigger-happy police shoot dead two men including a hostage victim - then alter the crime scene to make out they acted in self-defence.
Slain Tiago Ribeiro Messias, 31, was forced to drive his own stolen car at gunpoint by an armed robber who held him up at his country home.
Police received a radio alert about the robbery - and CCTV footage showed two officers getting out of a patrol car and rushing towards the car they identified as the suspect vehicle before firing on it repeatedly from close-range by a petrol station.
Another camera then showed the driver - who officers mistook for the criminal - slumped over the wheel of his car before being carried and dumped unceremoniously in the boot of an emergency response vehicle.
Worse was to come when another officer was filmed getting into the passenger side and shooting at the windscreen of tragic Tiago’s car from inside to make it appear the police who shot dead the hostage victim and the armed robber had come under attack first.
Last night an investigation was underway and four officers banned from working on the street and confined to administrative duties as police chiefs criticised their actions.
The outrageous incident happened on Saturday evening in the city of Senador Cenado in the state of Goias in central Brazil.