Leandro Lo Pereira do Nascimento was a multiple-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion. He has also won BJJ events including the World Cup, Pan American championships and Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championships. He held an unbeaten winning streak at the Copa Podio from 2011 to 2013.
Leandro Lo was declared brain dead after getting shot in the head during a concert in Sao Paulo on early Sunday morning, his lawyer confirmed to news outlet G1.
Hj recebemos a notícia da morte de um grande esportista e um dos melhores lutadores de jiujitsu do Brasil.
Justiça seja feita!
Deus abençoe a família. pic.twitter.com/BbSSRMMlxq
— Adriano Figueredo (@Adriano11742963) August 7, 2022
According to the police report filed Sunday (h/t Combate), before Lo was confirmed dead, police officer Henrique Otávio Oliveira Velozo is a suspect in the investigation of Lo’s murder.
Lo was 33 years old.
In the police report, it is stated witnesses said Velozo grabbed a bottle from Lo’s table, which prompted the jiu-jitsu fighter to take him down and hold him. They were separated, and then Velozo got back to his feet, pulled a gun and shot at Lo’s forehead.
mermaid sweeps only today at open mat.
thank you, leandro lo. pic.twitter.com/JcaJHdIf21
— andy k. gamisou (@lifeofgeorgec) August 7, 2022