Vincente Cortez is the primary antagonist of Hot Pursuit. He is a leader of a drug cartel, who police are trying to keep in jail, but cannot get enough evidence because he always has the witnesses killed. He secretly also has several crooked cops working for him, they kill off any witnesses. Prior to the events of the movie he killed Daniella's brother, but there is no prove, thus leading Danielle to revenge. When she pulls a gun on him to kill him, he surprises her with a gun, back and attempts to shot her but Copper jumps in the way, they when he tries again, Copper kills him before he can kill Daniella