A police officer who was sent to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics was shot in the head this week after getting lost in a slum near the games with two of his fellow cops.
Wavy reported that three officers from Brazil’s national security force were trying to use a GPS device to navigate unfamiliar streets when they took a wrong turn off a highway leading to Rio’s international airport. A gang of gunmen opened fire on the truck the cops were driving in and shot one of them in the head.
The Justice Ministry revealed on Thursday that the officer is recovering from a four-hour surgery and was in stable condition, but that the next two days will be crucial to his overall survival.
Police are still trying to apprehend those responsible for the attack. We will update you further as this story develops.