Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Mother Pulls Gun from Handbag And Kills Armed Robber Outside School

Mother Pulls Gun from Handbag And Kills Armed Robber Outside School

In a split second, a woman wearing a pink T-shirt starts shooting the gunman three times and kicks the gun out of his reach.

Officer Sastre was honoured in a ceremony by Sao Paulo Governor Márcio França on Sunday despite the "regrettable outcome" and is being hailed a hero for her act of bravery, reports the MailOnline. He later died in the hospital. But did not realize that one of them, 42-year-old Katia da Silva Sastre, was a member of the special police unit and had his service weapon.

He said: 'Katia's courage and precision saved mums and daughters at the school entrance.

The fearless policewoman and a mother of two, was honored by the governor of Sao Paulo, Marcio Franca, for courageously protecting the lives of mothers and children.

As a thank you, officer Sastre was presented with a purple orchid plant at her police station.

The scenes unfolded as the school in Suzano held events to celebrate Mother's Day.


Sastre, a mother of two girls, has worked on the police force for 20 years.

On Sunday, Sastre was commended in a ceremony by Sao Paulo governor Márcio França, who applauded her "dexterity, technique and courage" in dealing with the potentially very risky situation. "I reverted to the training I have received in the corporation." she added.

He drops his gun, allowing the mother to pin him down until more police officers arrived.

"The first shot ricocheted and got lost".

"I didn't know if he was going to shoot the kids or the mothers or the security guard at the school door". As the New York Post noted, the incident took place outside a school in Brazil, where a group of mothers were gathered with their young children for a Mother's Day celebration.

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