The 33-year-old was shot in the head at a night club in Sao Paolo by an alleged off-duty military police officer on Saturday August 6.
According to Sao Paolo police the two had an argument sometime past midnight Sunday morning, leading the 30-year-old police officer Henrique Otavio Oliveria Velozo to shoot him.
Brazilian publication Combate- who gained access to the incident report- gave detail to what happened between the men.
“As witnesses report, police officer Henrique, after a brief discussion, went to the table of the victim Leandro , taking a bottle from the table, in a continuous act the victim got up, took the bottle from the author’s hand and, in a struggle, knocked him down and immobilized him.
“At this moment, the victim’s colleagues separated both and asked, “to leave it alone”. The author, after getting up, went around the table and facing the victim, drew his gun and fired a shot, which hit the frontal region of the victim’s head (forehead, left side).”
He was taken to hospital where he was later declared brain dead.
Police say that Velozo has handed himself in and that an investigation has opened that would be deemed as an attempted murder.
Lo was an eight-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion, who won countless titles at the World Cup, Pan American Championship and Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship.
People on Twitter have paid tribute to Lo, who many are calling “one of the greats”.
The jiu-jitsu world champion Leandro Pereira do Nascimento Lo, 32, was shot at a party inside the Clube Sírioin the neighborhood of Indianópolis, in the South Zone of São Paulo, at dawn this Sunday.
Rest in Peace Legend😭https://t.co/cR1jhhbjRC pic.twitter.com/UCfHB8XW1V
— ShikamaruNFT (@shikamaruv2) August 7, 2022
This is a sad day for Brazilian jiu jitsu. A young man gone in his prime. Prayers to his family.
— kevjitsu 🥋 (@kevjitsu) August 7, 2022
Really sad to hear of Leandro Lo's passing. Never met him but I learned a lot from studying him. https://t.co/GFwIBgI2D3— James65535 (@james65535) August 8, 2022