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In Memoriam – Agent Geniel Amaro-Fantauzzi

In Memoriam – Agent Geniel Amaro-Fantauzzi
Patrick Sharkey

Superintendent James Tuller of the Puerto Rico Police Department sadly reports the death of Agent Geniel Amaro-Fantauzzi.

Agent Amaro-Fantauzzi, 35, was shot several times during a drug investigation and raid at the April Gardens Public Housing Community in Las Piedras.  Agent Amaro-Fantauzzi was a member of the Humaco Drug Division.  He and 4 other officers were attempting to gain entry into an apartment when the shooting occurred.  A second officer was wounded by gunfire, but he is expected to make a full recovery.

The suspect, William Vazquez Tirado, was taken into custody and charged with 4 counts of attempted murder in addition to capital murder of a police officer in Amaro-Fantauzzi’s death.

Immediately following the shooting, Agent Amaro-Fantauzzi was transported to Rio Piedras Medical Center were his condition remained grave until he was taken off life support Monday afternoon.

Agent Amaro-Fantauzzi served the Puerto Rico Police Department for 16 years.

Agent Geniel Amaro-Fantauzzi – gone, but never forgotten.  EOW: Monday, August 25, 2014.

“Graphic created by Fellow Officer Rose Borisow GraFX” 

To learn more:

http://www.odmp.org/officer/22162-agent-geniel-amaro-fantauzzi

http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2014/aug/26/puerto_rico_drug_agent_dies_drug

http://www.elnuevodia.com/muereelagentebaleadoenlaspiedras-1841095.htm

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