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August 29, 2011
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Puerto Rico agent killed in off-duty gunfight

Agent Emiliano Torres-Soto was shot by multiple gunmen while off duty

By PoliceOne Staff

SAN JUAN — A Puerto Rico police agent was shot and killed outside a bar in Ponce Monday morning.

Agent Emiliano Torres-Soto was off duty when he witnessed a group of men arguing – one with a handgun, sources say. Torres-Soto identified himself and tried to intervene when multiple gunmen shot him as many as 10 times.

He was transported to San Cristobal Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to ODMP.

Agent Torres-Soto had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 10 years.

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