JUSTICE LEAGUE SLAYING: Vigilante Militiaman Gunned Down In Street

This is the moment when a shamed city councillor turned militiaman is gunned down on a street in Brazil in broad daylight.

Jeronimo Guimaraes Filho, better known as Jerominho, was shot on a street in the Campo Grande neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro on 4th August.

His brother-in-law was injured in the same attack and is currently in a stable condition in Rocha Faria Hospital.

Former councillor Jeronimo Guimaraes Filho, shot on the street along with his brother-in-law in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. (Newsflash)

CCTV footage shows how three men pulled up in a white car, got out of the vehicle, and shot at the men at point-blank range after they got out of a parked car.

The images show how the men fired several shots with weapons that look like rifles.

Jerominho was hit in the leg and abdomen and was taken to Oeste D’Or Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Former councillor Jeronimo Guimaraes Filho, shot on the street along with his brother-in-law in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. (Newsflash)

Jerominho was a councillor for Rio de Janeiro with the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party between 2000 and 2008.

But, a year before completing his second term on the Municipal Council, he was arrested for organised crime and spent the next 11 years in prison.

He was named as one of the founders of a militia – named Liga da Justica (Justice League) – operating in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro.

Former councillor Jeronimo Guimaraes Filho, shot on the street along with his brother-in-law in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. (Newsflash)

Brazilian police militias are illegal paramilitary groups that carry out both vigilante and organised-crime activities.

They are made up of serving and former police officers, as well as firemen, criminals, politicians, and military officers.

They are known to force out drug gangs from neighbourhoods, only to establish their own extortion rackets in their place.

Former councillor Jeronimo Guimaraes Filho, in a screen from undated video. He was shot on the street Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. (Newsflash)

Jerominho had been a police detective in the 1970s.

He was released from prison in 2018 after being acquitted in his final court case, in which he was tried for attempting to kill a van driver in June 2005.

He never gave up his political ambitions and in January this year announced his intention to run for a seat in Brazil’s lower house with the right-wing Patriota party.

Former councillor Jeronimo Guimaraes Filho, in a screen from undated video. He was shot on the street Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. (Newsflash)

There is currently no information on the men who fired the shots.

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