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Puerto Rican officer shot, killed in robbery


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November 08, 2012

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Puerto Rican officer shot, killed in robbery

Officer Down: Iván G. Román Matos - [San Juan, Puerto Rico]


By PoliceOne Staff 

TOA BAJA, P.R.— An officer was killed at the scene of a robbery in Puerto Rico Wednesday night.

Officer Iván G. Román Matos was one of two officers who responded to the incident scene when he was shot four times in the head and neck. according to ODMP.

Matos was transported to Doctors Center Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time after.

The suspects fled the scene and remain at large.

Matos had served with the Puerto Rican Police Department for seven months.



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