Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 8/24/1948
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Shot and killed
Policeman Julio Rodriguez-Rivera was slain when he stopped to assist a disabled motorist.
The motorist was a decoy for a radical group which took Officer Rodriguez-Rivera hostage and assassinated him. It was believed that the killing was led by the Boricua Popular Army, a radical group whose intent was to liberate Puerto Rico from the United States using violence and oppression.
On September 23rd, 2005, FBI agents led a raid at a home in Hormigueros, Puerto Rico, where they surrounded the house of the group's former leader. The subject was subsequently killed in a shootout with FBI agents.