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Agent Victor Manuel Soto-Velez | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

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Victor Manuel Soto-Velez

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 13 years

Badge # 27163

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/26/2012

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: At large

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Agent Victor Soto-Velez was shot and killed from ambush along PR-491, in Camuy, while driving to his home while off duty at approximately 10:15 pm.

Occupants of another vehicle intercepted him and opened fire at his car, firing at least 15 rounds into his vehicle before fleeing. Despite being severely wounded, Agent Solo-Velez was able to provide a description of the vehicle. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The suspect vehicle was found fully engulfed in flames a short time later and the suspects remain at large.

It is believed that Agent Soto-Velez was specifically targeted due to his work as a narcotics agent.

Agent Soto-Velez had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 15 years and was assigned to the Hatillo District. He is survived by two children.

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I still don't know what to say even thou Its more than a Yr after your dead and who did this to you he payed already. But nOt matter what you are not here.. more than 30 yrs of friendship between us Pain it's still the same. Memories in my soul. .I know I'll see you again, until then sleep with the angels my friend. I love you...JEANY.

Jeany
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September 17, 2013

 

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