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Puerto Rico officer dies from gunshot wounds

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August 26, 2014

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Puerto Rico officer dies from gunshot wounds

Officer Down: Geniel Amaro-Fantauzzi - [Las Piedras, Puerto Rico]

End of Service: 08/25/2014

By PoliceOne Staff

LAS PIEDRAS, Puerto Rico — A Puerto Rico officer has died from gunshot wounds sustained during a narcotics investigation August 19.

ODMP reports Agent Geniel Amaro-Fantauzzi, 35, was conducting the investigation with multiple other agents in a housing complex when a man opened fire.

Amaro-Fantauzzi and one other agent were wounded in the shooting. The gunman was taken into custody and charged with five counts of attempted murder and other charges, according to the report.

Amaro-Fantauzzi was transported to a hospital, but the 16-year police veteran passed away Monday.  

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