Breaking News!!: Downtown San Antonio, TX: Officer shot and killed outside the headquarters of the San Antonio Police Department.
According to the San Antonio Police Department, an officer was shot and killed outside the headquarters of the San Antonio Police Department in Downtown San Antonio, Texas at about 11:40am CT on Sunday, November 20th, 2016.
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The officer had pulled over a driver for a traffic infraction near the headquarters of the San Antonio Police Department off of South Santa Rosa and West Nueva.
As the officer was in his car writing up the ticket, a black vehicle pulled up behind his patrol vehicle.
The suspect exited his vehicle, walked up to the driver’s window of the patrol vehicle and fired once, shooting the officer in the head.
He reached in again, and fired a second time.
The suspect then returned to his vehicle, drove through the police parking lot and left the scene.
The officer was rushed to San Antonio Military Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
According to the San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus, the officer has been identified as 50 year old Benjamin Marconi, a 20 year veteran.
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The San Antonio Police Department posted on their Facebook the vehicle scene fleeing headquarters after the shooting.
The suspect is described as a black man, 5’7″, has beard, hoody, baggy pants, and last seen driving this car.
If anybody seen this vehicle should or have any information, please call Crime Stoppers at: 1 (210) 224-STOP.