20-Year SAPD Officer – Target of Ambush at SAPD Headquarters
Published on Nov 21, 2016 / Local News
The San Antonio Police Department is seeking help in locating a suspect who brazenly ambushed a San Antonio Police officer Sunday morning- just outside of the SAPD Headquarters. SAPD Police say Detective Benjamin Marconi was killed in that ambush and the suspect remains at large. SAPD Chief William McManus reports the 20-year-veteran officer was sitting in his patrol car, writing a traffic ticket for one vehicle, when another vehicle pulled up behind his patrol car. According to McManus, a man dressed in black pants and a grey shirt got out of that second vehicle, approached Detective Marconi’s window, and fired a shot that struck Detective Marconi in the head. The man then reportedly leaned into the vehicle, and shot again. The suspect, described as a black male, between 5-feet-seven-inches and six-feet tall, and clean-shaven; returned to his car, and drove away. In a press conference, McManus stated that, in this day and age where police are being targeted across the country, police are hopeful they can solve the case quickly; and get this dangerous individual off the streets. Calling it everyone’s worst nightmare, Chief McMannis said the sooner we get this one off the street , the safer everyone will be. Anyone with information on this capitol murder is asked to call SA Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP. Above is a photo of the vehicle seen fleeing SAPD headquarters after the shooting at KGNB.AM.