Arrest made in apparent ambush attack on a San Antonio police officer

  • Arrest made in apparent ambush attack on a San Antonio police officer

Arrest made in apparent ambush attack on a San Antonio police officer

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.

In the middle of the day on Sunday, 50-year-old Detective Benjamin Marconi was sitting in his patrol auto writing a ticket after pulling over a vehicle outside of San Antonio Police headquarters.

"This officer was driving down the road and was ambushed by an individual who pointed a gun at him from inside of his auto and shot out the police officer's window", Dotson said. He told reporters that he was angry with the court system for not letting him see his son and took it out on Detective Benjamin Marconi.

In his words, "I've been through several custody battles, and I was upset at the situation I was in, and I lashed out at someone who didn't deserve it".

The National Law Enforcement Fund, an organization that tracks police officer deaths, said that the total number of fatalities this year has increased by 16 percent.

"I believe the uniform was targeted", McManus said Monday at a news conference. The St. Louis suspect was black, but police have not released the officer's race.

This story has been corrected to show that the suspect was arrested in a auto that he was riding in, not a vehicle that he was driving, and to show that the suspect's last name is "McKane" and not 'McCain'.

Police questioned one man who they thought might have some information about the case but let him go, McManus said.

The attacks on police in Dallas and Baton Rouge came amid protests over the shootings of black men by white officers, and were carried out by black gunmen - but race is not always a motivating factor, Floyd said.

A statement from the Kansas City Police Department, which is investigating the shooting, indicates that a passenger ran from a vehicle that Gladstone police officers had pulled over.

Two other police officers were also shot Sunday night, but it wasn't clear whether the incidents were targeted attacks.

San Antonio police commanders are encouraging officers to patrol with partners as the manhunt continues for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a detective. Officer Marconi pulled over a driver on the south side of the police station.

In St. Louis, a police sergeant was hospitalized in critical condition but expected to survive after being shot twice in the face Sunday night in what the police chief called an "ambush".

He has been treated and released from a local hospital.

Resident Jeanne Vaughn told WINK she heard six gunshots during the search, which witnesses said included at least 20 police cars and a helicopter. Officer Jarred Ciccone was filling out paperwork when shots were fired from a passing vehicle.

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.

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