Woman shot dead, man wounded in Levittown

A woman was shot and killed on Wednesday night, while a man was wounded by a gunshot, in events that occurred on the PR-165 highway, in Levittown, Toa Baja, next to the Thermoelectric Plant of the Electric Power Authority in Palo Seco.

In accordance with the press office of the Headquarters of the Policeman, A call alerted a woman who was shot at the scene and upon arrival the agents found the body of Shantay M. Butler, 42, with several gunshot wounds to the face.

Uniform records detail that Butler is a native of the state of Maryland. The female He had a criminal record for burglary and robbery.

The injured party, who was a passenger in a Kia Forte, from the year 2019 and white, was taken to the Cataño Hospital by municipal paramedics from Toa Baja where the doctor on duty certified her death. The occisa was described as having a black complexion, wearing pants and a shirt, which were described as short.

According to the Police, un man identified as Alfonso Ortiz Guardiola, 45, and who could be related to these events, arrived on foot and wounded to the main gate of the Termoeléctrica. The man had chest and neck wounds for which he was transported to the Río Piedras Medical Center in an ambulance. However, his health condition was not reported.

Several .45 caliber shells were raised at the scene

Agent Luis Calderón, from the Homicide Division, is investigating the case together with prosecutor Pedro Mateo Casado.

With this violent death there have been 39 murders of women so far this year, of which two are minors, according to the Police and the Gender Equity Observatory.

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The global number of murders rose with this case to 406, a difference of 88 cases compared to last year when 494 had been reported.


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