Watch The Moment An Off-duty Policewoman Kill Gunman – VIDEO

A gunman identified as 21 year-old Elivelton Neves Moreira, met his death on Saturday morning when he attempted to rob kids and their families waiting outside a school in Sao Paulo as one of the mothers turned out to be an off-duty armed policewoman.

Dramatic security footage shows a suspect named as Elivelton Neves Moreira, 21, approaching the crowd with a gun outside a private school in Sao Paulo.

The robber, dressed in a black jacket, was seen on a security camera approaching a private school in Sao Paulo before aiming a gun at terrified mothers

But his attempted crime backfired when military police officer Katia da Silva Sastre, 42, pulled out her own weapon and unleashed three shots.

The video shows Moreira, who later died in hospital, falling backwards and clutching his chest before Sastre shoves him on to his front with her foot having thrown her handbag aside on Saturday morning.

Backfire: The robber, identified as Elivelton Neves Moreira, 21, paid the price for his attempted crime when military police officer Katia da Silva Sastre, 42, pulled out a gun and shooting three times

Officer Sastre is being hailed a hero for her act of bravery and was honored in a ceremony by Sao Paulo Governor Márcio França on Sunday.

Dramatic footage shows the robber tumbling backwards after being shot by the quick-thinking mother-of-two

The mother-of-two, who has served as cop for 20 years, said: 'I had to act quickly'

Officer Sastre shoved the suspect on to his front using her foot before aiming her weapon at his back. The robber died from his injuries the same day - but Sastre was commended for her actions

Officer Sastre, who has two daughters, was presented with flowers by Sao Paulo Governor Márcio França, pictured second right, on Sunday - Mother's Day in Brazil

Katia da Silva Sastre, 42, pictured left, is honored for her actions after rounding on a gunman who threatened to shoot outside a school in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Saturday

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