Two suspects arrested after allegedly shooting and killing Brazilian radio DJ live on air

Gleydson Carvalho was a known critic of local government corruption

A radio presenter in Brazil died last week after being shot live on air while he was hosting his show.

The alleged incident took place on Thursday (August 6), with Gleydson Carvalho passing away after being shot five times at the Radio Liberdade studios in the city of Camocim in northeastern Brazil.

As the International Business Times reports, Carvalho was known to be a government critic, aiming to expose instances of local corruption in the past.

Two assailants reportedly forced their way into the recording studio, shooting Carvalho three times in the head and twice in the chest.

Police chief Herbert Silva said of the attackers: “They came to the station’s facility and said that they had to make an announcement. Once they opened the door, they announced it was an assault and asked who was in the audio room. Immediately after, the subject entered [the radio booth] and shot Gleydson three times in the head and twice in the chest.”

Local police have since announced that two individuals have been arrested in relation to the killing: Francisco Carneiro Portela, 18, and Gisele Sousa do Nascimiento, 23. Two other suspects remain at large.

“The two killers had fled by the time we arrived but we don’t have any doubt that the couple we’ve taken into custody are linked to the crime,” Police chief Herbert Ponte said.