Monday, November 21, 2016

31-year-old man arrested in San Antonio police detective's slaying

May justice be served on you swiftly and may God have no mercy on you. 
San Antonio police arrested a man Monday afternoon in the slaying of police Det. Benjamin Marconi.
SWAT arrested Otis Tyrone McKane, 31, without incident about 4:30 p.m. Monday at FM 1516 and Interstate 10, police Chief William McManus said.

At the time of the arrest, McKane, a San Antonio resident, was in a vehicle with an adult woman who was driving and a 2-year-old passenger, he said. 
"This has all been unfolding over the last 30 hours and we are all relieved to have taken him into custody without further loss of life," McManus said.
It's unclear whether anyone else was involved in the shooting and the investigation is ongoing, he said. 
Law enforcement followed a variety of leads that lead police to the suspect. After several hours of surveillance, officials conducted a felony traffic stop to arrest McKane, he said. 
"This afternoon we can all breath a little easier knowing the suspect who maliciously killed one of our SAPD officers is in custody," San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor said Monday. 
McKane has past charges of assault bodily injury and criminal trespass, according to Bexar County records. 
Marconi, 50, was fatally shot about 11:40 a.m. Sunday outside police headquarters. The shooter pulled up behind the detective's squad car, got out and walked over to the passenger side. 
The man fired twice, hitting Marconi once in the head, and fled in a black Mitsubishi Gallant with custom rims, police said. 
McKane was is in a different vehicle when he was arrested, but police found the Mitsubishi near his house and obtained a search warrant for it. 
Marconi, a 20-year veteran of the force, had been sitting in the car writing a ticket when he was shot. He was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center where he died.  
McManus said Monday that he believes "the uniform was the target."

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