Arrest of Gabriel Abner Hernández Santos
Special Agent in Charge Douglas A. Leff of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) San Juan Field Office announced the arrest of Gabriel Abner Hernandez Santos.
Hernandez Santos was detained by Police of Puerto Rico agents of the San Juan Criminal Investigations Corp (CIC) on October 31, 2019. The FBI Safe Street Task Force took over the investigation and on November 1, 2019 arrested Hernandez Santos under a complaint with violations of Title 18 U.S.C. § 2119(1) (carjacking) and § 924(c)(1)(A)(ii) (brandishing of firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence) for events which took place in San Juan on October 8, 2019. If found guilty, Hernandez Santos faces up to 15 years in federal prison.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Jonathan L. Gottfried and is being investigated by the FBI.
Tips and information assist the FBI and its federal, state, and local law enforcement partners. Citizens with information are asked to contact the FBI San Juan Field Office at (787) 754-6000 or to submit tips at tips.fbi.gov. Tipsters can remain anonymous.
The public is reminded a complaint contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty. The U.S. government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.