Francisco Erasmo Rodrigues de Lima, a 61-year-old homeless man lost his life fighting a gunman who was holding a woman hostage in Brazil is being hailed a hero. He was killed after two shots in the chest. The woman held hostage has survived. The gunman also died at the scene, police confirmed.
Luiz Antonio da Silva took an unnamed woman hostage for an hour on the steps of São Paulo Cathedral Friday. However, the hostage situation was interrupted when 61-year-old Erasmo Francisco Rodrigues de Lima, a local homeless man, decided to intervene. Video captured on the scene shows 61-year-old Francisco Erasmo Rodrigues de Lima, who was homeless, rushing to the woman’s aid and tackling da Silva. The woman was able to get away, but de Lima was shot.
Warning: The footage is graphic.