Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 12/2/1982
Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber
Suspect: Sentenced to 60 years
Special Agent Ariel Rios was shot and killed while conducting an undercover operation in Miami, Florida. He was shot while struggling with a suspect who was attempting to shoot other ATF agents.
The subject who murdered Special Agent Rios was sentenced to 60 years in prison.
Special Agent Rios was survived by his wife and children.
The Ariel Rios Federal Building, located in Washington, DC, was named in honor of Agent Rios.