Bio & Incident Details
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Police Officer Julio Ferreira-Bonilla was shot and killed on November 17, 1992, while investigating the presence of two men with a high powered rifle at a housing project.
Officer Ferreira-Bonilla was patroling with his partner in an undercover vehicle by the Ramos Antonini Housing Project, in Rio Piedras, when they came to a dead end street and saw a person running with an assault rifle. The officers chased the person on foot, resulting a shootout between armed suspects on a roof terrace of a building and the officers who took cover behind a parked car. Officer Ferreira-Bonilla, who was not wearing a bullet-proof vest, was fatally wounded when bullets pierced the car.
He was taken to Rio Piedras Medical Center where he died.
Officer Ferreira-Bonilla worked with the Puerto Rico Police Department in the Vice Control Unit of San Juan.