Tarcísio Farias de Almeida Ferreira, 28, recognized by the nickname ‘Pitbull’, was arrested on Monday morning (15) after taking 4 folks hostage at a residence on Rua Lourival Costa, within the Águas Claras neighborhood. He had an open arrest warrant for femicide, however can be investigated for different crimes. Greater than that: he’s thought-about by the police forces because the ‘biggest killer’ within the area.
Not less than that is what delegate Daniel Menezes Pinheiro, coordinator of the 2nd police station of the Division of Murder and Private Safety (DHPP) says. “The warrant was for femicide, however there are extra crimes. He was the largest killer we had within the Águas Claras space. The variety of homicides shouldn’t be attainable to say precisely, however there are a number of murders attributed to him”, he defined.
In accordance with police sources, Tarcísio would be the creator of greater than 20 homicides, along with crimes associated to drug trafficking and theft. Due to this fact, he was already recognized to the police. In the course of the arrest during which he threatened 4 folks, in keeping with Colonel Antônio Magalhães, of the Navy Police (PM), the individual needed was very upset.
“Always, he confirmed nervousness. The negotiation course of aimed to calm the spirits to launch the victims. He’s already recognized to the police for a number of homicides, drug trafficking, faction composition and different crimes. He was armed with a pistol and elongated journal with a capability of 30 rounds,” he revealed.
Director of the DHPP, which coordinated the searches for Tarcísio, delegate Andréa Ribeiro confirms the data offered by Pinheiro and Magalhães. She additionally says that the weapon discovered with him shall be elementary to analyze the attainable authorship of a number of different homicides which can be investigated by the division and have him as a suspect.
“He’s the attainable creator of a number of homicides with ongoing investigation. Due to this fact, it was necessary to arrest him, primarily to forestall additional crimes towards life and new homicides. The weapon will even endure ballistics to show whether or not it was utilized in different crimes dedicated by him.”
two years on the run
Regardless of the arrest having simply taken place, Tarcísio had been on the run from the police for greater than two years. He’s accused of killing his former associate Mayara Soares dos Santos, 23, in April 2021, additionally within the Águas Claras neighborhood. That very same month, the arrest warrant was issued, however the bandit was not situated. The DHPP even made earlier efforts to seek out him, all with out success. This time, an nameless tip made it attainable to arrest the accused.
“We obtained info, by means of the hotline, that he was attending a celebration that was going down within the area and slept at his girlfriend’s home. So, the brokers investigated this grievance and went there to meet the warrant. He, who was on the bottom flooring, managed to flee to the basement of the constructing and take the folks there hostage”, clarified delegate Andréa Ribeiro.
Of the 4 hostages, there have been three adults and a baby. Amongst them was Tarcísio’s girlfriend, a pair who personal the property the place he was discovered, and their son. All have been launched unhurt, in keeping with police. The household, nonetheless, was very shaken by the entire state of affairs and didn’t discuss to the press concerning the 4 hours of terror in non-public jail.
To launch the 5, the suspect demanded the presence of the press and relations. In the course of the dialogue with him, the negotiators emphasised that everybody was within the residence. “Tarcísio, your father and your lawyer are right here. The press additionally got here to comply with, no one right here goes to take your life”, mentioned a negotiator from the Battalion of Particular Police Operations.
In the course of the negotiations, Tarcísio’s father mentioned he could not see his son. “I am certain that if I handle to get in, I am going to depart with him in peace”, mentioned Jessé Alexandre. Nonetheless in keeping with him, the son lived together with his associate close to the place the place the jail befell. The place was rented and made up of some kitnets. The hostage household was the prison’s neighbor.
Along with the DHPP and the Particular Police Operations Battalion (BOPE), brokers from the Particular Police Station (Rondesp) and the Intelligence and Operations Middle (COI) participated within the motion that ended within the arrest and transport of the suspect.
As within the case of Tarcísio, different occurrences during which fugitives find yourself placing harmless folks in jail have occurred repeatedly in Salvador. In April alone, 5 episodes during which criminals took households or folks hostage have been reported by CORREIO. All of them within the Tancredo Neves neighborhood.
On April 12, 4 hostages have been launched and 4 criminals have been arrested by BOPE and Rondesp Central groups. The case occurred within the city of Semente after drug sellers seen the police presence throughout Operation Intensification. The bandits invaded a home with 4 occupants, together with a 6-year-old little one and an aged girl. With the criminals, two pistols and cell telephones have been discovered.
On April 17, a suspect who was seen armed within the neighborhood fled from the police, entered a residence and held a 16-year-old lady hostage. Additionally after 4 hours in jail, the sufferer was launched and the person arrested by brokers of the Navy Police.
On the identical day, a resident additionally from the Tancredo Neves neighborhood was taken hostage by two suspects who had exchanged fireplace with the army. BOPE negotiated with the kidnapped for nearly two hours earlier than the 2 surrendered.
The subsequent day, two extra instances of imprisonment befell. There have been two distinct occurrences, however in the identical area of the Aldeia group, on Travessa Murici. In one in every of them, round 8 pm, the bandits gave themselves up and launched a resident, with 4 suspects arrested.
Within the different case, a pregnant girl was taken hostage. The criminals threatened the police with a grenade and even positioned a gasoline canister on the entrance to the home, however after negotiations, the sufferer was ultimately launched and the suspects arrested.
Specialist in public safety, Antônio Jorge Melo says that the motion is nothing new on the a part of the bandits who’re on the run from the police. He analyzes that it is all a part of a technique to make sure they will not die in confrontation.
“It’s a technique utilized by criminals to make sure their bodily integrity when they’re surrounded by police. Many are afraid that, in confrontation with the police and even turning themselves in, they might find yourself being killed by safety brokers”, defined him, who’s the coordinator of Estácio’s Legislation course.
Melo additionally factors out that acts like this don’t hurt criminals within the space the place they work. “Since they already preserve the inhabitants in an everlasting jail that’s the state of affairs of violence, it prices little to do that with a particular household. They management the world and it would not change the way in which the inhabitants behaves in direction of them”, added the professor.
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