A thief was killed during a supermarket robbery. A shocking video was released. In the video taken by the security cameras, an armed man is seen entering a store in Blumenau, in the state of Santa Catarina, in southern Brazil.

He took an employee behind him and, pointing his gun at his back, made him lie down on the ground. All of a sudden the woman at the counter behind the counter grabbed the weapon and fired at him on the back.

The robber collapsed to the ground injured, the employee removed the weapon from the hands of the cashier while the woman called the police. The man died shortly after.

According to police reports, the thief had precedents for seven other robberies. The lieutenant who followed the case supported his legitimate defense under Brazilian law.