Agent Victor Manuel Soto-Velez

Agent Victor Manuel Soto-Velez

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

End of Watch Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Victor Manuel Soto-Velez

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.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 27163

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender At large

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
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September 17, 2018

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