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Policemen Shoot Each Other After One Mistook The Other For A Robber (Graphic Photos)

This is the shocking moment two plain-clothed policemen were left writhing in agony in a pool of blood after a misunderstanding led to a shoot-out between them.

In a case of mistaken identity, a civilian police officer mistook a military policeman for a robber and confronted him in a pharmacy in Fortaleza, north east Brazil.fen2 fen1 fenOlívio Gabriel Torres, who works as a crime investigator, was hit in the face and military police officer, Edilson Barreto da Silva, who patrols the streets, suffered bullet wounds to his thigh and abdomen.

Security camera footage from inside the pharmacy on Wednesday shows the two men fighting after suspecting themselves before one pulled his gun.

Witnesses said at least 10 bullets were fired, many hitting walls on buildings opposite the pharmacy.

No one else was injured during the incident. Staff in the pharmacy were said to be in a state of shock and cowered behind the counters.

Security guards from nearby stores are said to have rushed to the scene and taken the guns from the men.

In a statement, the Department of Public Security and Social Defense said the incident was under investigation.

Both men were taken to the Dr. José Frota Institute Hospital where doctors said their injuries were extremely serious. The agents underwent emergency surgery and no further information has been released concerning the state of their health.fen3 fen5 fen4

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  • Justice Elmer

    The military police would have simply identified himself, the local policeman would radio it in, if it checks out, he apologizes and let’s him go

  • Justice Elmer

    Except the both of them have another reason no one knows of

  • Justice Elmer

    In this modern world..

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Maybe so many shop lifters,tgey ended up suspecting themselves

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    At least dem dey alive

  • vivian Ify

    Nawao this is serious, pray they survive o

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Is quite unfortunate, They would have be sure before engaging in shooting

  • Nawa ooo una no see well …

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      Them make mistakes naaaaaaaaa

  • Olovo Obinna

    Too bad….strange unfortunate tragedy

  • kayode akinsanya

    Dey don take alomo that’s why. Lol

  • WillieBravo

    My question is why they would suspect themselves in the first place to be criminals. Good for them they didn’t die.

  • emekachilaka

    that is serious thank God no other person was hurt anyway may be na part of training