Agent Rafael Lopez-Colon

Agent Rafael Lopez-Colon

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Tuesday, January 15, 2002

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Rafael Lopez-Colon

Agent Rafael Lopez-Colon was shot and killed at the Guayama Judicial Center by a Guayama Municipal officer.

Agent Lopez-Colon summoned the subject, a Guayama Municipal Police officer, to court to respond to a citizen's complaint that he had taken the citizen's car to the junkyard for scrap metal. The subject was allowed entry into the courthouse with his service pistol. When he approached Agent Lopez-Colon, he shot him in the head, killing him instantly. A courthouse security guard returned fire, and the subject died a few days later.

Agent Lopez-Colon had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 15 years, assigned to the Guayama district. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

attending court, retaliation

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