Detective Luis R. Lopez

Detective Luis R. Lopez

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, March 10, 1993

Luis R. Lopez

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.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 4202

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 55 years to life

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Louie was the kind of guy you wanted as a friend, neighbor, cop and just someone to know. A smile that lit up a room and work ethic that didn't quit. I was honored to work with him for too short a period of time. Seeing some of the names on this page brought back so many wonderful memories of the goodness in the hearts of the people who make up NYPD and the work they do for the citizens of NYC. Louie sure was one of 'em.

Chris Marzuk
Former ADA

January 5, 2018

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