Stabler had worked with Vince for several months, but their CI-handler relationship was still pretty new. Vince was brought in to help with the Sirenko murder case, and he had a close call talking to the villain early on in the crossover. Unfortunately, Vince meets his end when Sirenko lures him in to help with planting the bomb but was always planning to kill him, to begin with. Stabler is too late in his rescue, and Vince is gone for good. Despite his one-and-done appearance, “Law & Order” fans paid their respects online.
“Vince is already gone and I liked him,” one Twitter user wrote with a crying emoji. “I knew the moment Vince entered that club he was a dead man and yet I somehow got attached anyway, and now he’s dead,” another user added. Many other tweets contained just the name Vince paired with all types of sad emoji as “Law & Order” fans mourned the newbie.