Homeless Man Dies Bravely Fighting Gunman To Save Woman

By Michael Avery in Bizarre On 7th September 2015

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Francisco Erasmo Rodrigues de Lima sacrificed his life to fight off a gunman who was threatening to kill a woman outside the famous Sao Paulo Cathedral in Brazil.

The gunman has been identified as Luiz Antonio da Silva (49), who was shot later and injured by police after Francisco's brave intervention. The gunman had previously spent 22 years in prison for theft, damage of property and causing bodily harm.

Francisco received at least two bullets to the chest and died at the scene. Thousands of online users are now demanding that the authorities to honour Francisco by giving him a decent burial.

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