Governor Pedro Pierluese He issued a three-day mourning decree on Tuesday in memory of the three policemen who were killed Tuesday while on duty in Carolina.
State Police Officer Luis Marrero Diaz and Carolina Municipal Officers Luis Salaman Conde and Elazar Hernandez Cartagena died in hospital after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds during a chase.
“I deeply regret the pain suffered by the families of these three heroes who were killed while carrying out their duty to protect the lives of everyone on our island. These violent acts and contempt for life cannot have a space in Puerto Rico that we want. I issued a decree of mourning for three days in memory and honor of the brave policemen who lost their lives. To all of their families, my solidarity and prayers so that they will have the strength and comfort they need in these difficult times. “Our entire town mourns the departure of Luis Marrero, Luis Salaman and Eliezer Hernandez,” Pierluese said in written statements.
The Executive Director added that he had instructed to expedite the investigation of this crime, which also resulted in the injury of a fourth police officer.
“I have instructed that the entire investigation be conducted seriously so that the responsible party (s) falls under the full legal burden. We thank our policemen for their courage and dedication to go out every day to defend people and risk their lives. I am committed to working urgently to empower and provide more resources to our military uniform. “, He said.
The persecution in which the officers lost their lives took place on the street in Baldoriotti de Castro, near the Mundo Feliz apartment complex on Verde Island.
The authorities indicated that police officers were chasing a white Hyundai Accent when a man shot them and fled. The car was later found, without its driver, at the home of Luis Lorenz Torres.
However, the authorities in the dormitory continue today to find the whereabouts of the killer. During this time, CID agents remained in San Juan on San Jose Street, the Junction of the Avenida Muñoz Rivera, in Santorsi, where they found the body of a man “of similar characteristics” to the killer of the police officers.
he is The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI, in English) has also joined in supporting the investigation of this crime Its scenery extended from the headquarters in Carolina and the road near the Embassy Suites and the Luis Llorens Torres apartment complex.