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A Homeless Man Died Saving A Hostage And Is Now A National Hero

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An armed criminal targeted a victim and announced a hold-up. A passer-by saw what was happening and on intervening, was injured by shots fired by the criminal. The passer-by died at the scene.The victim, who was also injured, was helped by local police at the scene where she received medical attention.
Francisco Rodrigues de Lima Erasmus, I hope you are with God, and continue being the angel that you are. Tears..

Dessa história toda da Praça da Sé, eu tiro o seguinte: grande cara, o mendigo Francisco Erasmo de Lima. Morreu para salvar uma pessoa.

From the whole story, all I can say is: the beggar Francisco Erasmo de Lima is a great guy . He died to save another person.

Vi agora o vídeo do tiroteio na sé e fiquei bem triste

Esse mendigo que morreu em SP merece todo respeito do mundo. Herói do ano!

Meu coração doi toda vez q lembro do mendigo q morreu salvando a vida da mulher😭

I feel pain in my heart every time I remember that homeless man that died saving the life of a woman.

tava pensando aqui e o mendigo que morreu lá pra salvar a mulher não teve quase nada de repercussão nos canais e emissoras...

I was thinking that the homeless man that saved a woman's life didn't achieve coverage on TV channels and networks.

You can watch the full clip of Rodrigues de Lima saving Oliveira. Warning: The footage is graphic.

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Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Rachael Krishna at rachael.krishna@buzzfeed.com.

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