For Immediate Release
Two Federal Felons Charged With Possession Of Ammunition Recovered At Murder Scenes
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A federal grand jury returned two indictments charging Hitler Cintrón-Ortiz and Omar Francisco Delgado-Martínez with being felons in possession of ammunition, announced W. Stephen Muldrow, United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is in charge of the investigation under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Robert Cekada.
According to the Government’s allegations, Cintrón-Ortiz possessed ammunition that was recovered after a man was shot to death during the early morning hours of October 3, 2018 in Santurce. Cintrón-Ortiz was then on supervised release for a federal sentence related to narcotics.
The indictment against Delgado-Martínez alleges that he possessed ammunition that was recovered after the murder of a 24-year-old man. The man was shot to death during the early morning of March 14, 2020 in the Miramar area of San Juan. At the time, Delgado-Martínez was on supervised release after serving a federal sentence for conspiring with intent to distribute cocaine.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Juan Carlos Reyes and Jeanette Collazo of the Violent Crimes and National Security Section are in charge of the prosecutions of the cases. If convicted, each defendant faces a sentence of up to ten years in prison.
An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.