Body of boxing teacher shot dead while teaching in Bahia is buried to applause | Bahia

Body of boxing teacher shot dead while teaching in Bahia is buried to applause | Bahia
Body of boxing teacher shot dead while teaching in Bahia is buried to applause | Bahia
  • Boxing teacher shot dead while teaching reported being threatened days before the crime

The burial, which was initially scheduled for 9 am, took place around 10:45 am.

Relatives, friends and students of the teacher were present with shirts in honor of the victim. Some motorcyclists made a “honk” at the moment Rodrigo was buried.

2 of 5 Body of boxing teacher shot dead while teaching in Bahia is buried — Photo: Muller Nunes/TV Bahia

Body of boxing teacher shot dead while teaching in Bahia is buried — Photo: Muller Nunes/TV Bahia

Rodrigo Souza was killed in the early evening of Tuesday (20) and until this Thursday (22) none of the suspects have been identified. On Wednesday (21), his brother said the suspects had announced a robbery before shooting the victim.

“They asked for information, withdrew… After he left, they returned between five and 10 minutes announcing the alleged robbery…”, reported the man, who preferred not to reveal his identity for fear of reprisals.

According to Rodrigo Souza’s brother, despite the announcement of the robbery, the suspects did not rob the professor or the academy students.

“However, they didn’t take anything… After announcing the robbery, the students walked away… The shots were fired and they left”, he said.

Boxing teacher killed while teaching reported being threatened by drug dealers

Rodrigo Souza published on social media that he had received threats, days before he was murdered. On 9/11, during a live broadcast, he claimed that he received threats because he was highlighting the work of police officers. [Confira vídeo acima]

The professor used the slang “family” to explain that these threats came from drug trafficking, and also said that he received a message from a number with DDD 21, in Rio de Janeiro. According to Rodrigo, the alert came from a friend.

3 of 5 Boxing teacher is shot dead while teaching at his own gym, in Camaçari — Photo: Reproduction/Social Networks

Boxing teacher is shot dead while teaching at his own gym, in Camaçari – Photo: Reproduction/Social Networks

“He said, ‘Man, the family texted me, saying you’re posting cop stuff on social media, you’re sucking up to cops, and they want you to delete it.

The Civil Police has not yet announced whether it will investigate these threats. In the video, Rodrigo then continued the report, and said he would continue to make posts praising the police profession.

“I said: ‘Man, a situation happened about two months ago with me, where I took a political stand, and some people didn’t like it. So what I told them, I’m going to tell you now. My social network is a channel of ideas, of testimony and of exposing my opinion. If he didn’t like or doesn’t like the publications I’m doing, about the profession, stop following me and life that follows”.

“After about 30 minutes, I received a text on my WhatsApp. The DDD was 21 and, in that message, I was directly threatened. They even used the name of another boy, who had been killed and said: ‘ If you keep sucking up to cops, we’re going to give you the same end’”.

“They said: ‘that you can go in and out of places to do your project, but we don’t want you to suck up to the police, because the police want to use you, the police want to take information from you,’” added Rodrigo .

The teacher’s brother said that the victim did not reveal to the family who was the author of the threats. Rodrigo’s family understood that the situation was already resolved.

“This video, huh? He posted it a while ago… When we talked, at no time did he mention names… So, right? As it was a move that until then he had already passed on what he had already talked to the person with the family… ”, he said.

“We understood that the situation was already resolved. But then, right? It’s up to the SI, in a way, to follow up and see how far, what he said in the video, how far, in the messages, he could have caused this or not…”.

Wife and Students Witnessed Crime

4 of 5 Boxing teacher is shot dead while teaching at his own gym, in Camaçari — Photo: Reproduction/Social Networks

Boxing teacher is shot dead while teaching at his own gym, in Camaçari – Photo: Reproduction/Social Networks

Students and Rodrigo’s wife, who works with him at the Benção Fight Training Center, witnessed all the action. This Wednesday (21), she told the report that the suspects pretended to be interested in classes.

The woman’s name will not be released for security reasons. She reported that she was working as a gym attendant, when two men arrived in a car and asked for information about the gym, classes and the teacher.

When the suspects identified Rodrigo, who was assisting students, they went towards him and fired several times. They then fled the scene in the same vehicle they arrived in. Security cameras captured some of the confusion.

In the recording, it is possible to hear the moment of the shots and a lot of screaming. One of the people who screams is Rodrigo’s wife, who asks for help. The professor was taken to the Camaçari General Hospital, but he arrived at the unit without life.

In a statement, the Military Police said that they searched for the suspects, but were unable to locate anyone. The case is investigated by the Civil Police. It is not yet known what motivated the murder..

Rodrigo’s body was taken to the Legal Medical Institute (IML) in Salvador. There are no details about his burial so far.

In addition to teaching boxing, Rodrigo was also a martial arts, muay thai and kickboxing teacher. The academy founded by him is the Benção Fight Training Center. The teacher leaves his wife and a 5-year-old daughter.

5 of 5 Boxing teacher is shot dead while teaching at his own gym, in Camaçari — Photo: Reproduction/Social Networks

Boxing teacher is shot dead while teaching at his own gym, in Camaçari – Photo: Reproduction/Social Networks

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