SAN ANTONIO (FOX 26) - U.S. Marshals confirmed they have a person of interest in custody related to the shooting death of a San Antonio police officer.
A San Antonio police officer was shot and killed outside of San Antonio police headquarters during a traffic stop Sunday. The officer was identified as 50-year-old Benjamin Marconi, a 20-year veteran of the department.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said Marconi pulled over a driver on the south side of the building to issue a traffic ticket. Marconi was in his car writing the ticket when another person pulled up behind the patrol car in a black vehicle. The man got out, walked up to the passenger window of the patrol car, and fired one round in the vehicle, shooting the officer in the head. The man reached in and fired a second round into the car, shooting the officer a second time.
He walked back to his vehicle, drove around the patrol car, drove through the parking lot and left.
The officer was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Witness reports describe the man to be a dark-complected male, slim build, in his 20s or 30s, wearing grey pants and a grey shirt, and possible facial hair. He was driving a black car.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call San Antonio Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP.
Three other officers were also shot on Sunday night. A sargeant was hospitalized after an "ambush" style attack in St. Louis. Another Missouri officer was also shot in Gladstone, but it wasn't clear that the incident was a targeted attack. Also in Sanibel, Florida--an officer was shot in the shoulder during a traffic stop on Sunday night. and was treated for his injuries and released.