There was an exchange of fire and the suspects died on the spot; the ex-security officer was hit in the back and his wife was slashed with knives, but both are doing well.
Two robbers were killed after trying to steal the house of a ex-military police this Sunday, 11, in the city of Redenção da Serra, in the Paraíba Valley, in Sao Paulo. According to the police report, the two men had invaded a property where the former policeman, currently a businessman in the city, and his wife were staying. They were surrendered and tied up by the bandits, but the ex-policeman managed to free himself and grab a weapon. There was cross-fire and the suspects died on the spot. The former police officer was shot in the back and rescued at the regional hospital in Taubaté. He is not in danger of dying. The woman was hit by knife blows, but she is also doing well. The case is still under investigation, as a third assailant would have managed to escape. The two murdered criminals are suspected of participating in other crimes in the region.
*With information from the reporter Fernando Martins