San Antonio Police Announce Arrest in Officer’s Killing (Video)

By Emanuella Grinberg, Steve Visser, Tony Marco and Max Blau, CNN

San Antonio Police announced Monday the arrest of a man suspected of targeting and killing a 50-year-old police officer.

Otis Tyrone McKane, 31, was arrested around 4:30 p.m. while riding with a woman and a 2-year-old child in a car on Interstate 10, Chief William McManus said.

“This is the person’s whose image we saw on surveillance,” McManus said at a press conference. “This is also the person we believe is responsible for the cold and calculated murder of Detective Marconi.”

Detective Benjamin Marconi, a 20-year veteran of the department, was shot to death while writing a traffic ticket outside of police headquarters Sunday.

(A man suspected of fatally shooting a San Antonio, Texas, police detective over the weekend has been arrested, officials announced this evening. A SWAT team arrested 31-year-old San Antonio resident Otis Tyrone McKane around 4:30 p.m. CT, said San Antonio Police Chief William McManus. He was arrested without incident on Interstate 10, where he was a passenger in a car driven by an adult female, McManus said. A 2-year-old was also in the car at the time of McKane’s arrest. No one was injured during the arrest. Courtesy of ABC News via NEWS 18 and YouTube)

Police viewed surveillance footage as they searched for the suspect.
Police viewed surveillance footage as they searched for the suspect. (Image from Twitter)
San Antonio police released this image of the suspect's car.
San Antonio police released this image of the suspect’s car. (Image from Twitter)

Chief: Attack resembles ambushes in Dallas, Baton Rouge

McManus likened the shooting to the fatal ambushes of police officers in Dallas, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, earlier this year.

In July, sniper Micah Xavier Johnson killed five officers who attempted to protect activists that were marching in Dallas following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two black men killed by police this summer.

It was the deadliest single incident for US law enforcement since September 11, 2001.

Later that month, Iraq veteran Gavin Long fatally shot three officers in Baton Rouge in an ambush attack.

Police are investigating motive in this case, including a possible connection to a shooting Sunday morning in Dallas involving an officer, McManus said.

“Unfortunately, like Dallas, like Baton Rouge, it’s happened here,” he said.

(Families of police officers share their biggest fears as their loved ones put themselves in harm’s way. Courtesy of CNN and YouTube)

It wasn’t the only ambush attack on Sunday: A police officer in St. Louis, Missouri, was wounded in an ambush shooting but is expected to survive.
“It’s always difficult, especially in this day and age where police are being targeted across the county,” McManus added.

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