A police officer in San Antonio, Texas was fatally shot in the head late Sunday morning by an unknown gunman. The incident coincidentally happened right outside of San Antonio Police Headquarters where the officer was shot while making a traffic stop. The officer has been identified as a 50-year-old detective named Benjamin Marconi.
According to reports, Marconi was in a marked police vehicle when he pulled over another vehicle outside of the headquarters building on the southern side. Marconi was in his car writing out a ticket for the driver when a black Sedan pulled up behind him. A man then got out of the sedan, walked up to the officer’s car and shot him twice. He then got back into his sedan and fled the scene immediately. When the officer was discovered, he was immediately taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Marconi had been a police officer for 20 years. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus believes Marconi was targeted and that his murder was a hate crime against the police. This incident comes just after recent police shootings have taken place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Dallas, Texas.
The suspected gunman has been described by witnesses as a black man in his late 20s or early 30s. He wore gray pants and a gray shirt at the time of the incident. His car is a black Sedan with black tinted windows and chrome rims. The name of the suspect is currently unknown or has not been made public yet. The police already have a surveillance photograph of the suspect that has been released and they are requesting that anyone who’s seen him to contact the San Antonio Police right away. There is no doubt that the suspect will be found very soon with all the evidence and witnesses who have already come forward.