Suspect in custody in officer shooting death case

- Multiple sources confirm to KABB FOX 29 in San Antonio that a suspect in the shooting death of Detective Ben Marconi is in custody.

The San Antonio Police Department are scheduled to conduct a news conference at 5:15 p.m..

U.S. Marshals confirmed on Sunday that they had a person of interest in custody related to the death of Det. Marconi, who was shot outside of San Antonio police headquarters during a traffic stop.

Marconi, 50, was 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.

Three other officers were also shot on Sunday night.  A sergeant 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.

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