Judicial agents planned to conduct a raid and make an arrest Friday morning in the section known as 25 de Julio in Hatillo. They sought to capture a suspect in a Jan. 10 murder.
But gunmen got there first. The Judicial Investigating Organization said that three men fired on the suspect as he drove near his home about 5 a.m., about an hour before agents planned to visit. He was shot three times and hospitalized in critical condition.
The murder was of a man who owned a shop that sold car parts in the same area. He died from seven bullet wounds, police said at the time.