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Agent Iván Román-Matos was shot and killed as he and his partner responded to a robbery at a store near the intersection of PR-2 and PR-866 in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, at approximately 8:40 pm.
As the officers arrived at the scene, Agent Román-Matos pursued one subject while his partner pursued a second subject. The first subject opened fire and, despite wearing a vest, Agent Román-Matos was struck four times in the head and neck. He was transported to Doctors Center Hospital where he died a short time later.
Both subjects fled the scene. One suspect has since surrendered with an attorney and the other suspect remains at large.
Agent Román-Matos had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for seven months and was assigned to the 171st Precinct. He is survived by his son.