A Puerto Rico police officer has been taken into custody after killing three supervisors in Ponce.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
December 28, 2015
Ponce, Puerto Rico – On Monday, three Puerto Rico Police Supervisors, Commander Frank Román Rodriguez, 49; 1st Lieutenant Luz M. Soto Segarra, 49, and Officer Rosario Hernández de Hoyos, 42, were fatally shot by Police Officer Guarionex Candelaria Rivera, 50, according to Puerto Rico Police in Ponce. Rivera went to the police station in Ponce where he was assigned and took both Segarra and De Hoyos hostage after a work related dispute just after 9:00 a.m. Segarra was Rivera’s immediate supervisor.
Rivera was severely shot at least three to four times and was transported to the Rio Piedras Medical Center. The hostage and deadly turn of events at the Ponce Puerto Rico Police Station continue to unfold as crime scene investigators search for a motive.
Several weapons including Rivera’s police department handgun were recovered at the crime scene.
Rodriguez had 28 years of service in the Puerto Rico Police, Segarra had 23 years of service and De Hoyos had 15 years of service. Rivera has 19 years of service with the Puerto Rico Police.