Suspect Arrested in Murder of San Antonio Police Officer

Otis Tyrone McCain, 31, arrested without incident
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 21, 2016 6:14 PM CST

(Newser) – A manhunt for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a veteran Texas police detective ended Monday evening with an arrest in the slaying, which was one of several weekend attacks that authorities say targeted law enforcement in multiple states, the AP reports. The San Antonio detective as well as officers in Missouri and Florida were conducting routine tasks Sunday when they became the targets of violence. The detective, identified as Benjamin Marconi, 50, a 20-year veteran of the force, was writing a traffic ticket when he was shot to death in his squad car late Sunday morning outside police headquarters. At a news conference Monday evening, SAPD Chief William McManus said a 31-year-old man, Otis Tyrone McCain, was arrested without incident after the car he was driving was stopped Monday afternoon on an interstate.

McManus said earlier that he doesn't believe the suspect has any relationship to the motorist who was pulled over initially. Surveillance video shows the suspect at San Antonio police headquarters about four hours before Marconi was shot. The suspect asked a desk clerk a question but left before receiving an answer, said McManus, who declined to say what the man asked. "I don't know why he was in headquarters. We have some ideas," he said. He also said he believed "the uniform was the target." (Read more police shooting stories.)

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