Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 11 years
Badge # 24639
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Not available
Agent José Fontañez-Correa was shot and killed as he and other officers attempted to arrest a suspect in a high narcotics trafficking area.
One of the suspects fled into nearby woods and was pursued by Agent Fontañez-Correa. The suspect opened fire, striking him once.
The suspect was taken into custody a short time later. Agent Fontañez-Correa was transported to a hospital in San Juan where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.
Agent Fontañez-Correa had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 11 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.