Puerto Rico declares three days of mourning for the killing of three policemen
The government of Puerto Rico issued a three-day national decree of national mourning for the killing of three policemen on Monday in persecution on one of the main roads into the capital, San Juan.
In a statement released this Tuesday, Puerto Rican Governor Pedro Pierluisi indicated that, in addition, flags will be flown at half the staff for a period of three days in memory of state policeman Luis Marrero Diaz, and municipal officials Luis Salaman Conde and Elazar Hernandez Cartagena. .
Four policemen participated in the events. Two of them were shot dead and a third was run over, and a fourth officer was wounded.
“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. Such violent acts and contempt for life cannot have a space in Puerto Rico,” the governor said.
“I have issued three days of mourning in memory and honor of our brave policemen who lost their lives. And all their families have my solidarity and prayers for them to have the strength and consolation they need in these difficult times. Our entire town mourns the passing of Luis Marrero, Louis Salaman and Eliezer Hernandez. “
Meanwhile, he indicated that he instructed “to work diligently with the entire investigation so that the person or persons responsible falls under the weight of the law completely.” We thank our policemen for their courage and dedication to go out every day to stand up for people and risk their lives. I am committed to working urgently to enable and provide more resources for our military zina. “
The persecution took place yesterday on Baldoriotti de Castro Street, one of the main roads to San Juan and one of the busiest roads near the airport and near Isla Verde, a tourist area in the island’s capital.
The security forces are still searching for the suspect in the murder and run-over, who, according to Chief of Police, Antonio Lopez, will take shelter in a public residence – near the scene of the events.
It all started after a collision between cars
In an interview with WKAQ, Lopez said the situation that happened yesterday was accelerated after a car accident in the neighboring town of Carolina.
A driver of one of the vehicles involved in the accident shot the police officers who were following what had happened and fled, and on the aforementioned Baldorioty de Castro Street “wounded two other agents who were following him.” explained.
In turn, he revealed that the security forces knew who he was.