The Amazon court immediately issued an arrest warrant and Jefferson da Silva Lima surrendered

The third suspect in the death of British journalist Dom Phillips and expert on indigenous peoples Bruno Araújo Pereira turned himself in to the police. He was denounced by Amarildo da Costa de Oliveira, the first suspect to be arrested, and told the police that Jefferson da Silva Lima was with him at the time of the crime.

It was this third suspect who shot several times at the boat where the British journalist and the activist were following. The Amazon justice system immediately issued an arrest warrant and Jefferson da Silva Lima surrendered this Saturday at the federal police station in Atalaia do Norte.

The man has already confessed that he participated in the crime, but denied having fired any shots. Now he is yet to be questioned, but he has already told authorities that more people from the community are involved.

According to federal police sources cited by Globo, the crime took place after Bruno Pereira photographed the boat where Jefferson and Amarildo were. An argument and persecution ensued.

The police believe that whoever was driving the boat was the first to be shot by the two men and, later, Dom Philips was also killed. Still to be clarified is the role of Oseney da Costa de Oliveira, Amarildo’s brother, in this crime.

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