- Erika de Lima was allegedly murdered by her husband on Sunday in São Paulo
- A surveillance video showed Erika attempting to drag Thiago out of a car
- The officer fired a shot that nearly struck his wife’s face then punched her with the gun before shooting her in the chest twice, video shows
This is the horrifying moment a police officer punched his wife before he shot her dead in broad daylight in the Brazilian city of São Paulo on Sunday.
Surveillance camera footage showed Erika de Lima, 33, stepping out from the driver’s seat and pulling open the right passenger door on the back to force out her husband, Military Police officer Thiago de Lima, 36.
The woman could be seen trying to drag the cop out of the car before he stepped out with a gun in his right hand.
Thiago de Lima subsequently fired a shot and missed striking Erika’s face. He then hit her in the face with the gun five times before he fired two shots, striking her both times in the chest.
Video then showed the woman stumbling around before she collapsed against the bumper of the car and died.
Erika de Lima (left) was allegedly murdered by her husband, Thiago de Lima (right), during an argument in broad daylight on Sunday in São Paulo, Brazil
Brazilian police officer Thiago de Lima (right) got into a scuffle with his wife, Erika de Lima (left) before he shot her dead
He got in the vehicle and drove up the street before he returned and dragged her body towards the sidewalk.
Later, Thiago placed his wife’s body in the car and drove her to a nearby hospital, where she was confirmed dead.
Thiago de Lima was arrested after he confessed to shooting his wife. However, he told cops that she tried to take his gun away during the argument, which the surveillance video does not show.
He is facing a femicide charge.
Thiago de Lima (left) was seen punching his wife Erika de Lima (right) five times before he shot her dead.
Erika de Lima (pictured) filed a police report in October after her husband, Thiago de Lima, allegedly aimed a gun at her her and threatened to shoot her
Thiago de Lima told police investigators that his wife had tried to take the gun away from him moments before he shot and killed her
Erika, a mother to two daughters from a previous relationship, and Thiago were married for six months, Brazilian news outlet G1 reported.
The woman filed a police report on October 30 after Thiago allegedly threatened her with a gun and pointed it at her head.
However, she declined to press criminal charges and did not ask for an order of protection.
The incident reportedly stemmed from an argument the couple had after leaving a club, where Thiago had flown into a jealous rage.
The discussion continued at the couple’s home and unraveled when Thiago aimed the gun and told Erika that she was not going to be around to see her daughters grow up.