Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion Leandro Lo was shot dead in an altercation at a Brazilian nightclub early Sunday morning, according to Brazilian sources.
Lowe was in a nightclub when he got into an argument with a man. Lo took him to the ground, mounted him, asked him if he was done, it was all over, and the man said yes.
Sources said the man, an off-duty police officer, returned and shot Leandro Lowe twice in the head, killing him on the spot.
No Brazilian media coverage of this yet, but Leandro Lo-trained New York-based Unity BJJ has confirmed it with a post by RIP Leandro Lo:
“Oh, Major To-Do. O mais querido, o mais guerreiro, o mais gente boa. Eterno herói de todos que tiveram o privilégio de te conhecer. Descanse em paz irmão. Nos encontraremos novamente.”
One of Jiu-Jitsu’s greatest icons, black belt Leandro Lo, left us this Saturday morning. At a party in Sao Paulo, the athlete got into an argument with a police officer, was shot twice in the head at close range, and was taken to hospital, but did not resist, according to sources. The case has yet to be investigated, but Lu will no doubt be greatly missed. Disrespectful, smiling, ace, 8-time world champion and inspiration of a generation, Luo made history and left us early…
Here are our thoughts to all of Leandro Lo’s family, friends and fans. rest in peace! “
Mr. Lu was born on May 11, 1989 and was 33 years old when he died. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the BJJ community at this time.
Law was shot and killed at a club party in Sao Paulo this Sunday morning. The family lawyer confirmed this to Globo. Leandro Lo was shot in the head after an altercation during a club gig.
The perpetrator has been identified, but police have not released his name.
According to the family’s lawyer, Ivã Siqueira Junior, the victim had an argument with the man, who was immobilized to calm the situation. After walking away, the man drew his gun and shot the fighter in the head.
A friend of Lo who witnessed the shooting said the gunman was alone and angered Lo and five friends who were sitting at a table, Noticiascg reported.
“He came and took a bottle of wine from our table. Lowe just kept him still and calmed himself down. He took four or five steps and shot,” said the witness, who asked not to be named .
After the shooting, the perpetrator kicked the victim to the ground twice before fleeing, lawyers said.
The athlete was taken to Saboya Municipal Hospital in Jabaquara, also in SP South. He was certified brain dead by the family lawyer.