Ex-Southampton Student Shot Dead in Brazil

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An ex-Southampton exchange student has died after what is thought to be an unprovoked shooting by a Civil Police officer in Poços de Caldas, Brazil.

Reports suggest that Yuri Vilas Boas met the officer at a local bar before coming back to the house where Yuri and a friend were staying. The officer then shot Yuri and tried to flee before reportedly being arrested at the scene.

Civil Police Delegate Clayson Rodrigo Brene said “We will try to find out whether there is motivation for the crime. By the evidence gathered to date, there is no motivation according to the witness of the story”.

During his time at Southampton, Yuri was an active member of Live Music Society (LiveSoc) as a bassist for bands such as You, Me and Yuri.

Yuri Vilas Boas. Source: Facebook
Credit: Yuri Vilas Boas.

Our thoughts are with Yuri’s family and friends at this time. If you’ve been affected by this story, please contact enabling services on 023 8059 7726

Wessex Scene will provide updates as more information is made available.

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