Cameraman killed covering drug raid

Gelson Domingos da Silva was shot in the chest covering a police drug raid in one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous shantytowns.

cameraman favela_311 (photo credit: REUTERS)
cameraman favela_311
(photo credit: REUTERS)
A TV cameraman was killed as he covered a police drug raid in one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous shantytowns.
Forty-six-year-old Gelson Domingos da Silva of Bandeirantes TV was shot in the chest by a member of the heavily armed drug militia in the early Sunday morning.

Though Da Silva was wearing a Brazilian Armed Forces certified bullet-proof vest, gunfire from a submachine gun was able to penetrate the vest and kill him.
The raid on the Antares favela by Brazilian Special operations Unit is part of a larger effort to reduce drug activity and crime ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
These are the last images he recorded before he was shot. Da Silva leaves behind a wife and three children.