A gunman who targeted a group of families gathered for a mother’s day celebration at a school in Brazil was fatally shot by an off-duty cop.

Frightening Surveillance Video of the incident shows the gunman rush toward a group of elementary-age school children. He tries to grab a bag as women pull their children away.

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That’s when 42-year-old Sastre, who was with her 7-year-old, pulled out her weapon and shot the robber three times.

Katie Sastre was praised by local officials for her bravery and was credited with saving the day.

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The Governor of Sao Paulo Congratulated Sastre on Twitter:

“I went….today to pay homage to a very special mother:Corporal Katia Sastre. Her courage and accuracy saved mothers and children yesterday at the door of the school.”

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