Bio & Incident Details
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Rangers Kenneth Betancourt and Félix Rodríguez were shot and killed while confronting three men who had jumped a fence at the agency's headquarters building in San Juan at approximately 1:00 am.
Both rangers had been assigned to a security detail at the headquarters. As they confronted the trespassers, the men opened fire on the rangers, who were able to return fire. Ranger Betancourt and Ranger Rodríguez both suffered fatal wounds during the shootout. One of the suspects was also wounded.
The suspects then stole the patrol car and gun from one of the fallen rangers and then fled. All three were arrested a short time later after police received a telephone tip from a witness.
Ranger Betancourt is survived by his two young children.
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