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Superintendent Michelle Hernandez de Frayley
Puerto Rico Police Department
PO Box 70166
San Juan, PR 00936
Phone: (787) 792-1234
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Agent Roberto Medina-Mariani was shot and killed while attempting to take action during a robbery while off duty. He was inside a restaurant in the Magüeyes neighborhood in Ponce, Puerto Rico, when three subjects committed an armed robbery in front of the building. The subjects then entered the restaurant in an attempt to rob more people. Agent Medina-Mariani observed the robbery and identified himself. The subjects opened fire and shot him and Agent Medina-Mariani was able to return fire and wounded one of the men. The wounded suspect was taken into custody at a local hospital. The other two men were arrested a short time later. Agent Medina-Mariani is the 33rd law enforcement officer to be shot and killed in 2017 and the third officer fatality from the U.S. Territories.