Puerto Rico Officer Killed with Own Weapon
February 02, 2010
Sergeant Noel Cordero-Guzmán was shot and killed with his own weapon after intervening in a disturbance while off duty.
He was at a local fast food restaurant with friends when he observed a group of people creating a disturbance. Sergeant Cordero-Guzmán had a previous encounter with one of the men causing the disturbance. After identifying himself to the group he was attacked and beaten. One of the suspects then grabbed Sergeant Cordero-Guzmán service weapon and shot him in the chest, killing him.
The 17-year-old suspect who shot Sergeant Cordero-Guzmán was charged as an adult with first degree murder, attempted murder, and weapons violations.
Sergeant Cordero-Guzmán had served with the Ponce Municipal Police Department for only two years. He is survived by his expectant wife and 5-year-old child.
He was posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant.
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