Jiu-jitsu legend Leandro Lo shot dead in Brazil

Leandro Lo shot

Jiu-jitsu legend Leandro Lo shot dead in Brazil
Jiu-jitsu legend Leandro Lo shot dead in Brazil

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Jiu-jitsu fighter Leandro Lu was reported to have died early Sunday morning at 33 after being shot in the head during a concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting cited the G1 news outlet and the police report mentioned by Combate and famous police officer Henrique Otávio Oliveira Velozo was a suspect.

His lawyer confirmed Lu was killed Saturday at a concert in Sao Paulo, Sunday, to Brazilian news outlet G1.

According to a report obtained by MMA Junkie, Police Officer Henrique Otavio Oliveira Velozo is a suspect.

The report also details a physical altercation between Lo and Velozo.

After Veloso grabbed a bottle from Lo’s table, the BJJ star took the guy and grabbed him.

It is alleged that Veloso, once separated, pulled out a pistol and shot Lo in the forehead.

Lu was taken to the hospital but was declared brain dead within hours.

His death led to many reactions:

Lo was later declared brain dead, the legal definition of death, on the way to the hospital.

Lo, 33, has been a multiple-time BJJ world champion. His resume included victories at the World Cup, the Pan American Championship and the Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship.

His death sent shockwaves through many in the combat sports community. Many MMA notables paid tribute to Lo on social media in the hours after the news broke. See some of their reactions below.

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