President Donald Trump has called for an investigation into the death of an American police officer in Puerto Rico.
Trump said the officer was shot and killed by a Puerto Rican paramilitary group who had been operating illegally in the territory.
He called the shooting “unacceptable” and “unjustified”.
“I call it an unacceptable and intolerable attack on our law enforcement officers and their families.
I call it the absolute and complete end of the senseless violence that has taken place in Puerto Rican territory,” he said.US police say they shot dead a Puerto Rico police officer during an anti-government protest on Saturday.
The incident occurred after an anti police protest in Puerto Rico on Saturday, when a number of officers tried to storm a police station.
The protest was peaceful, and protesters have been staging protests since then in several cities in the US territory.
The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, said on Twitter that “the death of one police officer was a result of unprovoked violence” on Saturday night.
The president tweeted: “Violence against law enforcement is unacceptable.
The Department of Justice must take swift action to hold those responsible.”
He added: “The entire American people deserve the truth.”
The police officer’s family has also criticised the actions of the local Puerto Rican group that had been carrying out the protest.
The Associated Press reported that a family member said that the police officer had told them that he had been attacked by a group of unidentified men on Saturday evening.
They have said the man had told police that his attacker had been “very violent”.