Puerto Rico cop fatally shot, father injured

A police officer in Puerto Rico has been killed during an attempted robbery


Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A police officer in Puerto Rico has been killed during an attempted robbery in which his father, also an officer, was injured.

Police say 29-year-old Luis Gomez Crespo was shot several times while standing outside a restaurant Friday afternoon in the southern coastal city of Patillas.

Police say he died at the hospital. They say his father, 47-year-old Luis Gomez Rodriguez, was shot once and is recovering. A third man also was injured.

It is unclear what prompted the shooting. No one has been arrested.

Police say 611 people have been reported killed this year, compared to 516 in the same period last year. The island of 4 million people reported its second-worst year for homicides in 2010 with more than 955 deaths.

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