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Puerto Rico policeman killed during holdup

November 26, 2014

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An off-duty police officer has been killed by robbers, authorities said Wednesday.

Police said the men approached 36-year-old Edwin Roman Acevedo outside a pharmacy in the northern town of Trujillo Alto and announced they were holding him up. Police said Roman used his department-issued gun to defend himself, but was shot three times and died.

Police said one 22-year-old suspect arrived at a hospital after being shot in his left hand.

Authorities said a car traveling near the shooting late Tuesday was hit by a bullet, but no one was injured.

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