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VIDEO: Homeless man dies after saving woman held hostage by gunman

The entire incident was captured in this raw footage.

(Note: this video contains graphic content)

A man sacrificed his own life to save a woman being held hostage by a gunman in Brazil.

During a hostage situation in front of theSao Paolo Cathedral in Brazil a homeless man sprung into action after he noticed a woman being attacked by a man with a gun and was threatening to kill her.

Francisco ErasmoRodriguesde Lima, 61 fought with the gunman, Luiz Antonio da Silva, 49until the woman was able to get away.

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During the scuffle, Da Silva shot Erasmo two times in the chest.

When police arrived they opened fire on de Silva, killing him at the scene.