Bio & Incident Details
Tour: Not available
Badge # 4202
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to 55 years to life
Detective Luis Lopez was shot and killed during an undercover marijuana buy-bust operation.
The suspect had offered to sell Detective Lopez, who was disguised as a drug dealer, about four pounds of marijuana and an unspecified number of illegal guns for $10,000. Detective Lopez left, saying he was going to get the money from his car.
Detective Lopez was shot in the chest at 1558 hours when he and three other officers went to 114 East First Street to arrest the three suspects.
Three suspects were arrested in connection with the murder. The gunman was convicted of first degree murder, attempted murder, and selling marijuana. He was sentenced to 55 years to life. He will be eligible for parole in 2047.
Detective Lopez had served with the New York City Police Department for eight years and is survived by his wife, daughter, and son.