Agent Carlos Rivera Vega
Photo credit: Puerto Rico Police Department
A member of the Puerto Rico Police Department's Mayagüez Drugs Division died Tuesday -- seven days after being attacked during an investigation.
Agent Carlos Rivera Vega and other members of the drugs division were at the Concordia Public Housing complex on Jan. 14 when a man walked up to them and began questioning them on why they were there, according to El Nuevo Dia.
The man then pulled out a .357 caliber pistol and shot Vega in the abdomen.
Officials said the suspect ran a short distance from the scene before he took his own life.
The 14-year veteran of the police department was transported to a local hospital where he remained until he succumbed to his injuries.
Vega is survived by his wife and two children.
Funeral arrangements are pending.