(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.