Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 24 years
Badge # 6-13177
Incident Date: 8/16/2009
Weapon: Handgun; 9 mm
Offender: Sentenced to 132 years prison
Lieutenant Benjamin Santiago-Fragosa and Agent Jorge Sanchez-Santiago were shot and killed as they transported a prisoner jail.
The prisoner was somehow able to obtain one of the officers' weapons. Agent Sanchez-Santiago was shot once in the head and Lieutenant Santiago-Fragosa was shot three times in the chest and critically wounded. Lieutenant Santiago-Fragosa succumbed to his wounds five weeks later.
The suspect fled the scene but was arrested the next day after an extensive search by the FBI, USMS, and the Puerto Rico Police Department. The FBI has assumed jurisdiction of the case as a car jacking incident. The suspect was convicted and sentenced to 132 years in prison.
Lieutenant Santiago-Fragosa had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 24 years and served as the director of the Vehicle Theft Division. He is survived by his wife and three children.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Sergeant Jorge Sanchez-Santiago