4 Different Cities, 4 Different Cop Shootings in One Day

Sunday saw officer killed, 3 wounded, with 3 of the shootings apparently targeted
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2016 10:18 AM CST

(Newser) – It was a tough Sunday for law enforcement across the country, with four separate shootings leaving one police officer dead and three wounded, CBS News reports. And three of the attacks appear to have targeted their victims, authorities say: Detective Benjamin Marconi in San Antonio, Texas, was killed while writing a traffic citation by a suspect who pulled up in a different car, while an unidentified 46-year-old police sergeant in St. Louis was shot twice in the face while he was sitting in traffic in what his boss is calling an "ambush" (he's expected to survive). And an officer in Sanibel, Fla., was shot in the shoulder during a traffic stop by a drive-by shooter—the first time an officer there has ever been shot in the line of duty, local cops tell the News-Press. That suspect, Jon Webster Hay, is now in custody.

Meanwhile, a cop in Gladstone, Mo., suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a suspect being pursued on foot pulled out a handgun during a struggle, per a Kansas City Police statement (the suspect was fatally wounded). The suspect in the St. Louis case was killed in a shootout with police, while KENS notes the San Antonio Police Department's two Facebook posts: one a trio of photos showing a man they'd like to ID, along with a plea for help in finding a "black Mitsubishi Galant with custom rims"; and the second a photo asking to help ID three adults, one of whom is pushing a stroller. That post notes: "They may have seen the suspect shoot Detective Marconi." The San Antonio police chief notes the ongoing fear of cops being put in the crosshairs. "It's always difficult, especially in this ... day and age, where police are being targeted across the country," Chief William McManus tells CBS. (Read more police shooting stories.)

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