Officer Alfano was shot and killed while investigating a report of a gang fight that was about to take place. He was driving through an alley but was blocked by an obstruction in the roadway. As his vehicle was stopped a sniper opened fire on him, fatally wounding him. Two suspects were later taken into custody.
Officer Alfano had served with the agency for 9 years and was assigned to the Gang Investigation Section. He was survived by his wife and two children.