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Sunday, June 9, 2019

[US] Police Officer Rivas murder suicide against wife Lourdes Vasquez Ramos, 2004

POLICE SAY PUERTO RICAN COP KILLED WIFE, THEN HIMSELF
The Orlando Sentinel
July 25 2004
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A police officer shot and killed his wife before committing suicide at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Puerto Rico's capital, police said Saturday. Jose Luciano Rivas, 39, used his regulation 9 mm handgun to shoot Lourdes Vasquez Ramos, 41, Friday night, police said. He shot himself minutes later. Luciano Rivas, who belonged to the police's Rapid Action United Forces, was staying at the hotel while participating in a forum.
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Transcribed:
Police Officer Kills Wife, Commits Suicide
San Juan - A police officer shot and killed his wife before committing suicide at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Puerto Rico's capital, police said Saturday. 
Jose Luciano Rivas, 39, used his regulation 9 mm handgun to shoot 41 year old Lourdes Vasquez Ramos on Friday night, police said. He shot himself minutes later. 
Luciano Rivas, who belonged to the police's Rapid Action United Forces, was staying at the Ritz Carlton in San Juan while participatin in a forum about community pharmacies.
Police said witnesses heard Luciano Rivas arguing with his wife, who was heard screaming before several shots rang out. 
Police found Luciano Rivas and his wife by an elevator on the fifth floor of the hotel. Luciano Rivas had shot himself in the head and died instantly. His wife, with a bullet wound in the left cheek was rushed to a hospital, where she died.
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News-Press (Fort Myers, Florida) 26 Jul 2004, Page 8
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