Cameraman killed in police operation in Rio slum

AP News
Posted: Nov 06, 2011 11:17 AM
Cameraman killed in police operation in Rio slum

A Brazilian television network says one of its cameramen has been shot to death during a police operation against drug traffickers in a Rio de Janeiro shantytown.

The Bandeirantes channel says 46-year-old Gelson Domingos was hit in the chest by a rifle shot while covering the police confrontation with gang members at the Antares slum in Rio's west side early Sunday.

Bandeirantes says in a statement that Domingos died despite wearing a bulletproof vest. It wasn't clear if the shot missed the vest or if the bullet went through it.

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The channel says it believed the shot came from a gang member.

Domingos is survived by his wife, three children and two grandchildren.