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Arrest made in case of off-duty police sergeant slain in drive-by shooting


Authorities said Osward Iván Oliveras Cardona, 21, had several outstanding arrest warrants, including one for the removal of an electronic monitoring device.

By The Star Staff


Puerto Rico Police Bureau agents arrested Osward Iván Oliveras Cardona, 21, late last week, in connection with the killing of Trujillo Alto Municipal Police Sgt. Pedro Torres Santos.


“This arrest is the product of a thorough investigation, and we will continue working to solve the case,” Lt. Obis Díaz Virella said in a written statement.


Oliveras Cardona had multiple outstanding arrest warrants, including for the removal of an electronic monitoring device. A bail of $525,000 was set by Judge Wilfredo Viera Garces.


Additionally, John Anthony Sánchez Irizarry, 23, was arrested at the same location. Officers are requesting a search warrant for the residence where both individuals were apprehended.


Torres Santos, 47, was killed in a targeted drive-by shooting on July 31 in Trujillo Alto. Two other officers were wounded.


The police urge citizens to provide information that can help solve cases by calling (787) 343-2020.

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