Gelson Domingos da Silva

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Domingos, 46, was shot and
killed during a confrontation between state police and suspected drug
traffickers in Rio de Janeiro,
according to press reports. Domingos was a veteran cameraman for the national
television network Bandeirantes. 

Domingos had accompanied police on an early-morning raid at the
favela, or shantytown, known as Antares,
said. Footage from
Domingos’ camera showed he was struck amid an intense exchange of fire between
police and the suspects. Officials said the cameraman was struck by a shot to
the chest fired from a high-powered assault rifle. Domingos was wearing a
bullet-resistant vest, but it was not strong enough to withstand the blast,
news reports

Four suspects were killed and nine arrested in the raid,
which also netted weapons, drugs, and money,
press reports said. No police fatalities were reported. Officials said
they were trying to identify the individual who shot Domingos.