Four Officers Killed After Police Helicopter Shot Down in Rio

StoryfulPublished: May 31, 20173 views
Published: May 31, 2017

Four officers died when their helicopter was reportedly shot down over the City of God favela in Rio de Janeiro during a police operation on Saturday evening, November 19.

According to <a href="" target="_blank">local reports</a>, the chopper was supporting a ground operation against local drug traffickers when it was hit by an unidentified projectile. Earlier in the day fighting with criminal gangs <a href="" target="_blank">closed the main Yellow Line</a> highway for 40 minutes.

It is not the first time that a police helicopter was shot down in the city. In a similar incident in <a href="" target="_blank">2009</a>, drug traffickers downed a helicopter in another Rio favela killing three policemen.

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