Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Leandro Lo has died.
Lo was shot and killed following a scuffle at a concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In the police report, officer Henrique Otávio Oliveira Velozo was listed as a suspect.
The police report (via Combate) notes that Velozo took a bottle from Lo’s table, which started the incident. Lo then took Velozo down and held him there. Once the two were separated and Velozo got back to his feet, he pulled out a gun and shot Lo in the head.
Lo was rushed to Dr. Arthur Ribeiro de Saboya hospital and was declared brain dead hours later.
Lo earned a slew of accomplishments in the grappling world. He won eight IBJJF World Championships. Earlier this year, Lo scored gold in California, competing at light heavyweight.
Lo picked up wins in BJJ over the likes of Gordon Ryan and Gilbert Burns.