Tragedy as world champion dies after being shot by police

Tragedy as world champion dies after being shot by police. Image: Leandro Lo/Instagram

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion, Leandro Lo, died on Sunday, August 7, while at a concert.

Leandro allegedly got into an altercation with another man and was shot in the head by an off-duty policeman. He was rushed to the hospital but sadly confirmed dead later.

Leandro Lo was one of the most successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes of all time, having won eight World Championships as a black belt since 2012.

Tributes have been pouring in for the world champion.

To see the aftermath of the shooting, click here.

One posted on Twitter: “The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community around the world suffered a devastating loss with last night’s murder of 8X World Champion Leandro Lo by a Brazilian military police officer.”

Another added: “Very sad day for the Jiu-Jitsu nation. Legend Leandro Lo, dead because of a bar fight. Unbelievable.”

“He won the World Championship for the 8th time this year, 2022, at 33 years old.”

A third tweeted: “An off duty police officer ended the short life of one of the greatest Jiu Jitsu champions in the world.”

“All because his ego was so hurt after he lost a fight in a bar that he had to grab a gun to get his revenge.”

“RIP Leandro Lo”

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    • Denis Kazanskyi

      08 August 2022 • 17:30

      Legendary Leandro Lo was fatally shot Sunday at a Sao Paulo concert, Jiu-jitsu fighter Lo had dominated the sport since 2011, winning eight World Championships titles – which made him one of the most decorated fighters of all time. A very sad day for the Jiu-jitsu fighter: R.I.P.


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