|Michael, Archangel, Patron Saint|
of the Police, pray for Victor
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Victor Soto-Velez - Law Enforcement - Puerto Rico
Agent Victor Manuel Soto-Velez, age 37, died on June 26, 2012, in Camuy, Puerto Rico.
Victor was a member of the Puerto Rico Police Department. He had 13 years of service.
Victor was shot and killed from ambush on a highway in Camuy, while driving to his home while off duty.
Occupants of another vehicle intercepted him and opened fire at his car, firing at least 15 rounds into his vehicle before fleeing. Despite being severely wounded, Agent Solo-Velez was able to provide a description of the vehicle. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The suspect vehicle was found fully engulfed in flames a short time later and the suspects remain at large.
It is believed that Victor was specifically targeted due to his work as a narcotics agent in the Division of Drugs in Arecibo.
Victor is survived by many loving friends and relatives including two daughters, aged 19 and 10.
Pray for all who die as a result of the performance of their duties.
Let us pray that Victor Soto-Velez is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.