Police issue statement on murder of Leandro Lo, Military Police cooperating with the investigation

Jiu-jitsu legend Leandro Lo tragically lost his life after a night club altercation with a man. That man has been identified as military Police officer Henrique Otávio Oliveira Velozo in a report obtained by Combate.

Henrique Otávio Oliveira Velozo is a 1st Lieutenant of the Military Police of the State of São Paulo. He has been an active Policeman for over a decade.

Velozo taught self defense at one point during his tenure as a Police Officer. As per his public Linkedin

“Self Defense Teacher
Jan 2015-Dec 2018
4 years

Sao Paulo and Region, Brazil

Lecturer in Self Defense at PMESP Training Schools: Interior Police Command-6 (CPI-6/Santos), Higher School of Soldiers (ESSd) and Barro Branco Military Police Academy (APMBB).”

In the police report, witnesses reported Velozo grabbed a bottle from Lo’s table, which prompted him to take Belozo down and immobilize him. They were separated, and then when Velozo got back to his feet, he pulled a gun and shot a shot straight into Lo’s forehead according a to a witness account.

The São Paulo Public Security Secretariat issued a statement on the matter:

“A 33-year-old jiu-jitsu fighter was shot by an off-duty military policeman, 30, at dawn this Sunday (7), at a club on Avenida Indianópolis, in the Saúde neighborhood, south of the capital. that there was an argument between the two and the policeman shot the victim. The fighter was taken to Saboya Hospital, remaining hospitalized in serious condition. The case was registered as an attempted murder by the 16th DP (Vila Clementino), which is investigating the facts by means of a police investigation. The police authority represented for the preventive arrest of the perpetrator before the Justice. The Military Police regrets what happened. The institution has initiated an administrative investigation and cooperates in the searches to locate the suspect.”

Esporte Clube Sírio, which hosted the show in which the incident took place, issued a clarification note this Saturday.

“Note of Clarification

SPORT CLUBE SIRIO sympathizes with the family of Mr. LEANDRO PEREIRA DO NASCIMENTO LO, for the regrettable incident that occurred in the early hours of August 7, 2022, in an event held by third parties.

We inform you that we are collaborating with the authorities responsible for the investigation and we hope that the incident will be clarified as soon as possible.