Man Accused of Killing Cop Got Married During Manhunt

Otis McKane was at courthouse day after San Antonio shooting
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2016 6:00 AM CST
Man Accused of Killing Cop Got Married During Manhunt
This photo provided by the San Antonio Police Department shows Otis Tyrone McKane.   (San Antonio Police Department via AP)

(Newser) – Police arrested a suspect in the murder of a San Antonio cop on Monday afternoon. They might have arrested him hours earlier had they looked in an unexpected place: the county courthouse, where he was getting married. Records show that Otis McKane, 31, married Christian Chanel Fields, 27, Monday morning at the Bexar County Courthouse, less than 24 hours after he allegedly shot and killed Det. Benjamin Marconi in an ambush-style attack, reports the San Antonio Express. The wedding took place as police were conducting a manhunt for Marconi's killer.

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Records show that McKane and Fields obtained a marriage license around 9:30am, then got a waiver from a judge that allowed them skip the standard 72-waiting period and be married immediately, reports NBC News. No reason for the waiver was specified. Police arrested McKane at 4:20pm Monday while he was in a car with a woman and a toddler. (Social media posts suggest Fields has a young daughter.) After his arrest, McKane said he shot the officer because he was angry about a custody dispute involving a son and "lashed out at somebody who didn't deserve it." (Read more San Antonio stories.)

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