Agent Iván Román
Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico
End of Watch: Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Tour of Duty: 16 months
Badge Number: 35680
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: November 7, 2012
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available
Agency Contact Information
Superintendent Hector Pesquera
Puerto Rico Police Department
PO Box 70166
San Juan, PR 00936
Phone: (787) 792-1234
Agent Iván Román 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 8:00 pm.
As the officers arrived at the scene they engaged the two armed subjects in shootout. Agent Román shot one of the subjects in the leg. Despite wearing his vest, Agent Román was struck in the head and neck. He was transported to Doctors Community Hospital where he died a short time later.
Both subjects fled the scene and remain at large.
Agent Román had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for seven months and was assigned to the 171st Precinct. He is survived by his two children.
Iván Román, a policeman aged 34 years with 16 months on the job, who came last night to investigate a complaint of theft at a Walgreens pharmacy between Bayamón and Toa Baja, was shot by one of two offenders and died hours later while receiving medical attention in hospital Doctors Center in Bayamon, police sources said.
The death of the law enforcement officer was confirmed by Alex Diaz, spokesman for the police area of Bayamón.
Agents researchers reported that two men who allegedly shot the agent went into the Román Rodríguez motel, located near the Walgreens pharmacy on PR-2 intersection with PR-866, and one of them has a bullet wound in the left leg.
Forgotten part of the booty
At the motel, he informed the police that criminals jumped a fence. In fact, some of the money that the subjects had been stolen from the pharmacy was recovered in a small pasture near the motel.
Roman was in uniform when the incident unfortunate.
The helicopter police air unit was mobilized to the area to aid in the capture of the two criminals.
Local residents indicated through social networks that the police helicopter was seen flying low near Covadonga urbanization of Toa Baja, which is near the scene.
Román was a native of Moca and father of two children, according to reports.