A masked man who was awaiting his victim gunned down a 43-year-old police officer at his home Friday night in Paso Canoas near the Panamá border.
The dead officer was identified as Jorge Sánchez Vigil, a 23-year member of the Fuerza Pública.
The Fuerza Pública said that the killer used a 9-mm. weapon and shot the officer in the back seven times about 9 p.m.
Sánchez had just gotten out of his car and was accompanied by his wife and daughter, who witnessed the crime. Sánchez was dressed in civilian clothes, said the Fuerza Pública.
In addition to the mask, the killer wore a dark overcoat, police said.
Sánchez worked at the police station in La Virgen in Laurel de Corredores.