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Vacationing FL Cop Murdered In Tragic Scene

Vacationing FL Cop Murdered In Tragic Scene

The Miami Herald via YellowBrix

May 13, 2011

“Leonardo is a peaceful guy, he didn’t mess with anybody,” their cousin, Elizabeth Alvarez, told El Nuevo Dia. “He did not have enemies.”

But his little sister did.

According to police, Jazmin Plaza Otero recently was involved in a physical dispute with one of her sisters, which landed in the courts. Police also were investigating whether Plaza and Aviles had argued with anyone at the bar.

News footage showed detectives counting bullets and single dollar bills left strewn on the street. Fifteen .40 caliber bullets were fired, police said.

“At this stage of the investigation, we can’t disregard anything,” Feliciano told The Miami Herald. “Right now there are several angles we are pursuing. The family was distraught this morning and we could not finish the interviews.”

The murders would be followed by several more that day in Puerto Rico, bringing the number of homicides to 419 – 88 more than this time last year. But the news rattled the small town of Villalba, north of Ponce, where just two murders had been recorded in the previous three years.

Aviles lived in Homestead in a house he only moved into earlier this year. They lived with a child from his wife’s previous relationship, a son they had together, and the new twins.

Aviles stopped by his neighbor Emilio Lopez’ house on last Friday to share the news about his new daughters.

“He was so happy with them,” Lopez said. “He talked about how he’d have to chase the boys away when they grow up.”

Lopez said his friend had told him he was going to Puerto Rico for a hunting trip.“He liked to hunt deer,” Lopez said.

He had spoken to Aviles’ wife early Thursday afternoon.“She was inconsolable,” he said. “It was barely three weeks ago that she gave birth to those little girls.”

Another former neighbor, Bayardo Rios, was shocked to learn of Aviles’ death. “He was such a gentleman. Very respectful, an attentive man,” Rios said. “He gave such a good impression.” So good was the impression that Rios wrote Aviles a letter of recommendation to join the police department.”“He was such a good man,” Rios said, “and so young.”

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/05/12/v-fullstory/2213968/miami-dade-police-officer-murdered.html#ixzz1MEOd2wXV


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  • shadow_officer

    over 1 year ago

    8572 Comments

    RIP

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    CSI780

    over 1 year ago

    358 Comments

    So sad RIP Brother

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    Deltaboy1984

    over 1 year ago

    924 Comments

    RIP

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    revCCBeasley

    over 1 year ago

    2944 Comments

    This truly a sad incident. A mother has two killed at one time and Two families without their beloved parents. RIP. Prayers to the Families and many hugs to the childern.

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    OlympicJoy

    about 3 years ago

    374 Comments

    I am so sorry. How horrible. My thoughts and prayers to Officer Aviles' loved ones.

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    LEFRIEND

    over 3 years ago

    258 Comments

    This is bs! I hope they find the POS who did this very soon. My prayers and thoughts go out to his young wife, also an LEO. Now his daughters will never have a chance to know their father all because some worthless coward took him away.

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    kclark1206

    over 3 years ago

    80 Comments

    Rest in Peace brother!!!

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    beauinlieuof

    over 3 years ago

    88 Comments

    Such a young family, those two girls will never get to know who their father is. I really hope they catch the person or people who did it.

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    jpdsgtusmc

    over 3 years ago

    126 Comments

    I hope they find the perpetrator(s)!! Eternal peace to our brother and his sister and peace and healing for family, friends and loved ones.

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    philfroggy

    over 3 years ago

    1564 Comments

    Rest in peace Brother

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    Daysend

    over 3 years ago

    902 Comments

    Rip, prayers go to the mother and wife and childrens future. Idk if yall read this on here but if you do. You have our prayers.

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    motherofone

    over 3 years ago

    4 Comments

    R.I.P as a LEO wife my heart goes out to his family. I pray they find who did this and justice be served!

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    abridges_2506

    over 3 years ago

    136 Comments

    rest in peace brother.

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    abridges_2506

    over 3 years ago

    136 Comments

    My goodness, HE is gone and our fellow sister needs prayers and encouragement. Not to see officers arguin over what could have or maybe happened. Those Children dont got thier daddy no more. What a mess. To our sister LEO, you keep your chin up and be proud, raise those babies up good. You have to be strong for them. We are here for you. Everyone stay safe and keep your eyes open.

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    T_9

    over 3 years ago

    5668 Comments

    Rest in peace brother.

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