DEPARTMENT:San Antonio Police Department
END OF WATCH:Sunday, November 20, 2016
On November 20, 2016, Benjamin Marconi, a detective with the San Antonio Police Department, was shot to death in San Antonio, Texas. In the shooting, a motorist stopped his car, got out, and shot and wounded Marconi while the latter was sitting in his marked patrol car in front of the department’s headquarters, writing a ticket for another driver during a routine traffic stop. Marconi, who was shot twice in the head, later died at a hospital, while the shooter fled in his car. A suspect, identified as Otis Tyrone McKane, was arrested the next day after a massive manhunt, and charged with capital murder. The shooting, which occurred on the same day as three other unrelated attacks against police officers elsewhere in the U.S., increased already high concerns about the safety of law enforcement.
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