Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 30725
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to life
Police Officer Hector Fontanez-Diaz was shot and killed after he chased an armed suspect into an alley adjacent to 3457-59 Eastchester Road shortly after 2:00 pm. The suspect had been seen in the area riding a bicycle and waving a gun.
Officer Fontanez was able to return fire and shot the subject five times.
The 18-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. He will be eligible for parole in 2016.
Officer Fontanez had served with the New York City Police Department for five years and was assigned to the 47th Precinct. He was survived by his mother and brother.