Puerto Rico officer killed in shootout, partner wounded

Agent Joaquín Correa-Ortega and Sgt. Victor Perez were both fired upon while undercover conducting an arms purchase

Duty Death: Joaquín Correa-Ortega - [Puerto Rico]

End of Service: 03/10/2014


By PoliceOne Staff

HUMACAO, Puerto Rico — An undercover agent was killed in the line of duty Monday and his partner was shot in the head but survived.

Agent Joaquín Correa-Ortega and Sgt. Victor Perez were conducting an undercover arms purchase at a fair in Humacao where illegal trade was common when at least one assailant opened fire, according to ODMP.

Agent Joaquín Correa-Ortega. (Photo courtesy Puerto Rico Police Department)
Agent Joaquín Correa-Ortega. (Photo courtesy Puerto Rico Police Department)

Four subjects were arrested and charged in connection with his murder.

The 36-year-old officer was a 12 year veteran with the Puerto Rico Police.

Perez was listed in stable condition following surgery. 

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