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Puerto Rico civilian officer accused of murder

April 10, 2014

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Puerto Rico civilian police officer has been charged with second-degree murder in the killing of a young woman.

Marcus Arroyo Marrero is accused of firing his weapon without justification during a June 2013 traffic stop in the northern town of Naranjito. Puerto Rico Justice Secretary Cesar Miranda said Thursday that the shooting caused the death of 23-year-old Karla Aviles Acevedo.

Authorities have said Aviles was a passenger in a car with two other men whom police accuse of opening fire first.

It was not immediately clear if Arroyo had an attorney.

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