CCTV footage posted on LiveLeak shows Sergeant Rafael Souza shoot the two armed robbers dead while holding his child in his arms .
According to The Independent, local media reports suggest at least one of the robbers pointed his weapon at Mr Souza. The off-duty cop then drew his own weapon and is captured on camera shooting the would-be attacker at close range.
Mr Souza briefly disappears from the frame as a woman - reportedly his wife - takes cover in an aisle, crouching over and covering her ears with her hands. He then appears back in the frame and quickly hands over his son to the woman.
The cop moves out of the frame again, before reportedly shooting the second assailant.
Watch the dramatic CCTV footage below:
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