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SAPD SWAT Team Arrests Suspect in Detective's Fatal Shooting

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Joey Palacios
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Texas Public Radio
The memorial for Detective Benjamin Marconi continues to grow at the site where he was killed near SAPD headquarters Monday night.

San Antonio police have a man in custody who they believe shot and killed Detective Benjamin Marconi on Sunday.  The suspect told reporters he was angry about a child-custody battle and "lashed out at somebody who didn't deserve it."
 

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Credit Bexar County Corrections
Otis Tyrone McKane (File Mug from 2012)

Monday afternoon, at the end of a 30-hour manhunt, a SWAT team arrested 31-year-old Otis Tyrone McKane without incident.   San Antonio Police Chief William McManus says McKane is the man seen on video surveillance tape at police headquarters Sunday morning.
 
“This is the person whose image we saw on surveillance. This is also the person we believe is responsible for the cold and calculated murder of Detective Marconi,” McManus says.

 
Four hours after McKane was at headquarters the suspect parked a Mitsubishi Galant behind Marconi's squad car which was stopped behind another vehicle for a traffic stop, Mcmanus says. He says the suspect then shot Marconi twice in the head while Marconi sat in his squad car.
 
McManus says McKane was traveling in a different car with a woman and a 2-year-old child when he was arrested.

“We have also recovered the suspect vehicle we were looking for, we have obtained a search warrant and we’re going to thoroughly process the vehicle for evidence,” the police chief said.
 
Police say they don’t know the motive behind the fatal shooting of Marconi.  Several other officers in other cities were also shot over the weekend, but survived. Police say a capital murder charge could be filed against McKane.