It was the primary time in current historical past that so many Puerto Rico cops had been slain in a single incident.
“I’ve by no means had a scene like this,” Capt. José González instructed AP.
The person allegedly answerable for the deaths was nonetheless at massive, though authorities seized his automotive, Catalano stated. He stated he didn’t instantly have additional particulars.
A high-ranking official who was not licensed to talk to the media instructed AP that the suspect was concerned in a carjacking within the northern metropolis of Carolina, the place he stole a automotive from a lady after which opened fireplace on officers when he was stopped in Isla Verde. Catalano had stated earlier that it was a routine site visitors cease.
The officers’ names weren’t launched. Two had been municipal officers and the third was a state officer, Catalano stated.
FBI spokeswoman Limary Cruz instructed AP that the company was collaborating with native police however had no plans at current to take jurisdiction of the case.
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