05/01/2024 – A PRF agent was shot in the face during a carjacking attempt in Engenho Novo, North RJ. The victim was off duty in his car when 2 bandits on a motorcycle announced the assault. The police were called for an assault and went to the local to check the information when they found the wounded victim in his car. They called the ER and the agent was evacuated to the hospital in a serious state. Nobody was arrested.
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07/01/2024 – Inhabitants of a street in Copacabana, South RJ, claimed to be targeted by a shooter with an airsoft gun in their apartments. One of them, elderly, received a plastic bullet in his forehead. Another victim told the police she no longer could open her windows because of the shooter. The case is being investigated by the police of the district. For the moment, nobody has been arrested.
08/01/2024 – A couple has been assaulted by 5 teenagers in Barra da Tijuca, West RJ. The victims were walking by Posto 3 when 5 teenagers attacked them in front of the lifeguards´ post. Yet, knowing that the district was dangerous, they left their cell phones at their residence, but they still were robbed of their jewelry. The woman said the beach was crowded and even crying for help nobody came to assist. They then went to the lifeguards´ post to seek assistance, but they only could escort them to a precinct of Barra Presente. There, an officer ironized the fact that as residents of the district, the victims should know the area is dangerous. The corporation did not comment on the facts, nor arrested anybody.
09/01/2024 – A man has been arrested for a poisoning attempt on his wife and 1-year-old baby in Santa Teresa, Centre RJ. The man was denounced by the victim when she noticed the water he gave her had a strange taste and suffered physical aggression because she refused to drink the water. The victim fled and searched for refuge in the 5th Police Department, where the officers noticed the symptoms of the baby. The victims were brought to the ER for further exams. The police went to the residence where they seized the empty bottle and sent it to the forensics. The man has been arrested at his workplace and placed in custody. He has already various criminal records for domestic aggressions and domestic harassment of his wife.
10/01/2024 – A gang ordered R$500,000 from a construction company in Piedade, North RJ, as a “protection tax”. But the company refused and made a complaint to the City Hall. Mayor Eduardo Paes asked the police to investigate the case and to arrest the bandits. The Prosecutor´s Office said they need an official complaint from the City Hall to start any investigation.
11/01/2024 – A man fled from a “Lei Seca” checkpoint in Ipanema, South RJ, and crashed his car. Indeed, in the middle of the night, the man refused to stop at an alcohol-control checkpoint, passed through the central reservation of Vieira Souto Avenue, and ended up breaking 2 electric posts and a car. The man was arrested by the officers of the checkpoint and has been placed in custody for drunk driving and checkpoint breakthrough.
11/01/2024 – A man has been shot in his leg during a robbery in Barra da Tijuca, West RJ. While running from the police after the crime, 2 bandits shot the officers who responded. The victim received a stray bullet from the shootout and has been rescued. Another man, the victim of the robbery was injured in the head after being hit by the stock of the suspect´s pistol and had his cell phone taken. The police already know who the bandits are and where they are hiding, as the last signal of the telephone pointed at the Cidade de Deus slum.
12/01/2024 – CV drug trafficking leader was shot dead during a shootout with the police in Freguesia (Jacarepaguá), West RJ. The shootout began as the bandits´ vehicle met a police patrol. He was accompanied by 3 of his securities, of which 2 died; the last one, injured, tried to run away but was caught a few moments later. The dealer was at the lead of the trafficking in the Cidade de Deus slum and was investigated for having participated in the down of a police helicopter in 2016 during the confrontations in the slum. Immediately after the shootout, the police invaded the slum.