In Memoriam – Agent Geniel Amaro-Fantauzzi
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”
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