Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years, 6 months
Badge # 18246
Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber
Offender: At large
Agent Octoniel Torres-Melendez was shot and killed while off duty while attempting to help his friend locate a stolen vehicle in the Pedro Ramos community in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.
Four subjects opened fire on Agent Torres-Melendez's vehicle, fatally wounding him. His friend was able to escape uninjured and called police. Four men were arrested the following week but were later released due to a lack of evidence.
Agent Torres-Melendez had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 2-1/2 years and was assigned to the 382nd West Hato Rey Precinct. He is survived by his parents and fiancee.