Lázaro Barbosa, known as the Federal District's serial killer, died this Monday (28) in Águas Lindas de Goiás, near Brasília. According to the state's Public Security Department, he clashed with the police after 20 days of being on the run. He died from his injuries.
According to the police report, police fired about 125 times at the criminal. The agents used pistols and a rifle.
Barbosa arrived at the hospital lifeless. The body had at least 38 bullet wounds, health professionals said.
Since the crime committed earlier this month in Ceilândia, Brasília's satellite city, he had been fleeing the police siege by hiding on farms and in surrounding scrub . Police said he was walking along the rivers, to make it difficult for the police dogs to track him.
During the flight, according to police, Barbosa committed a series of crimes — he shot residents of one farm, took hostages in another, stole cars and weapons. He exchanged fire with a farm worker as well as with police officers. A mega operation authorized more than 270 security agents to capture him.
“LÁZARO: CPF CANCELED!” wrote President Jair Bolsonaro on his social networks, using the expression that a Bolsonaro TV presenter had adopted to commemorate the death of criminals -- with reference to the name of the identification document Cadastro de Pessoas Nacionales.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon