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San Antonio Police Officer Ambushed And Killed In His Car

San Antonio Police Officer Ambushed And Killed In His Car

A San Antonio police detective was shot outside the Public Safety Headquarters near the San Antonio Police Headquarters late Sunday morning.

According to SAPD Chief William McManus, authorities responded to the scene at 11:40 a.m. on W. Nueva Street and Santa Rosa Street.

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Chief McManus said the officer pulled over a vehicle outside of the Public Safety Headquarters. When the officer was inside his vehicle writing the ticket a black vehicle pulled up behind him.

Chief McManus identified the slain officer as 20-year veteran Detective Benjamin Marconi, 50. He said the suspect has not yet been apprehended, and a motive is not known.

The driver of that vehicle got out, walked up to the officer’s driver window and shot the officer in the head. The suspect reached into the window and shot the officer a second time.

San Antonio Police said a suspect in the Nov. 20, 2016, shooting of an officer fled the scene in this car. (Photo: KENS-TV)

San Antonio Police said a suspect in the Nov. 20, 2016, shooting of an officer fled the scene in this car. (Photo: KENS-TV)

The suspect then got black in his car and pulled away. Police believe the suspect’s vehicle was a black Toyota or Nissan.

According to police, the officer was pronounced dead at the hospital around 12:30 p.m.

The San Antonio Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying the person pictured below. He might have information on the murder of the San Antonio Police Officer according to a post from their facebook page at 7 pm CST on Sunday night.

sanantoniopicChief McManus said the suspect is a black male around five foot seven to six feet in height, wearing a grey shirt and black pants. He is clean shaven.

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  • Mark

    Perhaps when they stop raping women in police cars or molesting children, I might think about caring. Until then, I’ll just lmfao.

  • Barry McCockiner

    To all the white people in the comments, your privilege is showing.

  • Bobbi Walker

    Where are the protests for a black man shooting a white police officer? This should be considered terrorism just as if the situation was reversed. Death to anyone shooting a police officer. PERIOD.

  • TXYankee

    What about the driver the officer was writing up? Wouldn’t he have called for wants and warrants before getting out of his cruiser? If he was writing up the driver already, wouldn’t he have the driver’s license? Part of the incident?

    • J Weiss

      It wasn’t the driver that shot the Officer. Some one approached from the rear of the car and shot through the passenger side of the patrol car.

  • Caroline Morrill

    Obama has done nothing but cause the unrest in this country and if someone can’t see that then the need to open their eyes wider.

    • ahaz

      Really, its all Obama’s fault. What a joke. From the day this man took office, the far right worked to delegitimize this man and his presidency. The tea party movement was born because they had to take their country back. Take it back from whom? The black man that was just elected president? The birther movement arose, lead by Trump, to question his citizenship. And even those in congress, who knew better, encouraged this line of thought to include his religion. Pushing the narrative that somehow Obama wasn’t really one of us. Mind you no other President was asked these questions, just him. Then finally, the Republican party fully united in not working with this President. Instead of working to improve the ACA, we got over 57 votes to repeal it. Republicans weren’t t interested in governing, it was their strategy to push a narrative the Obama was entirely responsible for the bad in government that he wasn’t really a president, but a quasi dictator though his executive actions, executive actions that were taken because one arm of government refused to govern. And people like you bought the narrative hook line and sinker.

      • Always Right

        It’s Obama’s fault. BLM is his legacy. This hate group is what he will be remembered for. All this is on Obama.

        • ahaz

          Typical response, particularly if you’re LE. Too many LE agencies deflect responsibility for their own actions and deficiencies. Own them and work to make yourself better. My last point, BLM is not a hate group and never has been. You just hate the scrutiny the group has been able to get directed toward, justifiably, LE.

          • Always Right

            It’s the truth. Face it. Crime culture in Chicago (hometown of you know who). You people hate Police because you’re criminals. There is a special place in hell for this cop killing animal just as soon as we send him into the execution chamber.

  • jane clark

    BLM terrorists trying to keep themselves in the spotlight.Your time is up losers.

    • Barry McCockiner

      So, BLM Terrorist = any black person? So, KKK = all white people then? Yeah, sit down.

  • Leslie Swick Kinn

    It’s time for the police to have armored cars. Damn Obama for promoting these filthy vermin to continue their attacks. Go get em Trump. Beef up federal criminal charges on these sewer rats! Prayers for the family.

    • Shire

      If you think the President of the United States is promoting cop killers you’re as stupid as you look.

      • Caroline Morrill

        You are the stupid one . He is not telling anyone to stop anything so I would say he is condoning what is being done no matter what it is.

        • Leslie Swick Kinn

          Thanks Caroline for having my back. ?

        • Shire

          He has a number of times. If you were not so blinded by your hatred of black people you would know that.

      • Cha We

        First, beeach, what a liberal thing to say that “you’re as stupid as you look”, this coming from someone who has no photo. LOL. Are you too embarrassed to have a photo? I can only imagine. Secondly, she is exactly right about Obama promoting this thug violence, because he’s a pos and radical. He has absolutely no respect for cops and invites the violent blm to the white house. Get a clue Shire. “when do we want dead cops, when do we want them now”. Sound familiar, or it’s okay because of who they are? But Trump is a racist, yea okay.

        • Leslie Swick Kinn

          Thanks Cha We for having my back.

          • Cha We

            You’re welcome.

        • A. B. J.

          Well said Cha We.

          • Cha We

            Thanks.

          • Mark

            Get off your knees.

        • ahaz

          BLM was created because of LE proclivity to shoot unarmed black males. BLM has legitimate concerns about the use of force by LE in this country and have several helpful proposals to address the issue. Want BLM not to exist? Stop shooting unarmed people and especially unarmed black males. Try understanding the issue of police violence instead of behaving like an uninformed, low information, conservative.

          • Always Right

            Yeah, just let the criminals run rampant?? Police shoot CRIMINALS. Every single one of those criminals, who never amounted to anything in his life, ended up killed after placing the officer in imminent danger. Period.

          • ahaz

            The job of the police officer is to enforce the law and apprehend suspects. Officers .don’t get to decide who is a criminal, that is the job of the DA, judge and jury. Every use of deadly force by police should be severely scrutinized.

          • Always Right

            Deadly force IS heavily scrutinized. The problem is, according to people like you, no black is ever guilty of anything. Yet why is the story always the same?? Ask THAT question.

          • ahaz

            You are asking the wrong question. Guilt of the suspect is irrelevant, the question is whether the use of deadly force is justified and appropriate. In too many cases, it’s not and then swept under the rugs by police apologists and DA that would rather act as LE’s personal defense attorney rather tan serve the interest of the public.

          • Always Right

            Nothing gets swept under the rug.

          • Law Officer

            That is absolutely not true. There is scrutiny at every angle. Where do you get youe expertise in that area from?

          • ahaz

            If you consider examination by sympathetic LE departments, syphathetic DAs who relay upon police departments to bolster their conviction rates scrutiny. Sure.

          • Mark

            Was the black Florida therapist a criminal? Robbie Tolan was a criminal? Akai Gurley was a criminal? Really?

          • Nick Rivers

            Want LE to stop shooting, STOP BREAKING THE LAW! It’s as SIMPLE as that. Nobody owes you jack squat.

          • ahaz

            You don’t have to break the law in order to be shot and killed by police. You do remember Tamir Rice and John Crawford? Police shootings of the mentally ill is near epidemic proportions and if you are deaf, you must be extremely careful with police interactions. What you fail to realize is that what happened to them could have just as easily happened to you or your family. So your assertion is one born of ignorance of what’s happening around you.

          • Doug McGinn

            Oh ya the two negros who pointed guns at the cops.

          • ahaz

            Yes, The young boy who was executed for playing in the park and the young man executed for shopping in Walmart. I’ll refrain from using the more colorful and accurate metaphors that I could use to describe you and your opinion. We all know what you are.

          • Law Officer

            Rice pointed a gun at 2 cops. What would you like them to do? The law is clear that just because it wasn’t a real gun has nothing to do with the imminent threat doing that does? Why is Rice’s actions not a focus for you?

          • ahaz

            Stop it already with the mischaratization, and I’m being polite using the word micharacterization. Rice had a toy playing in the park. He did not point anything at those,officer. He did not have time to respond to police command. Those keystone cops created the scenario where ther felt justified to kill a kid playing in a park. The shooter should be in jail and the driver fired. Ottom line, those cops executed and 12 year old boy for being a 12 year old boy.

          • Mark

            Show us evidence that he pointed a gun at them. Show us.

            Also, why do you protect rapist and child molesting officers? That much of a coward?

          • Nick Rivers

            Oh, you mean the ones that had criminal records and WOULDN’T obey the officers commands? Yeah, they’re really livin’ large now, aren’t they? Their “I’m gonna die and be a hero” attitudes, got ’em a front row seat to the devil’s office, didn’t it? All they had to do is comply with law enforcement, and they’d STILL be here today, but NOOOooo, they had to be stupid? You’re NOT gonna win against the cops. They’ll machine gun you down, and RIGHTFULLY SO, if you think you’re gonna fight ’em and win? That’s why they’re called, ‘PARA-MILITARY’! Go ahead and try? Nice knowin’ya? 😀

          • Sonar

            For starters the vast majority of these “unarmed” blacks have been armed and or resisted arrest leaving the police little choice but to shoot. Yes there are rotten officers and bad shootings but these are far and few in between. The part I find the most amazing is people bitch about how the police act yet you never see any of them working to solve this so called problem. They bitch because the police force is made up of mainly white officers yet how many blacks try to join the police force? Then the biggest hypocrisy of all is the vast majority of the blacks killed are killed by other blacks and the protesters are silent about it. Why is this?

          • Mark

            “Yes there are rotten officers and bad shootings but these are far and few in between”

            I want some of what you’re smoking.

          • Cha We

            While I wasn’t going to reply to your total ignorance, and defense of BLM, ahaz, police brutality is a lame excuse. How many police have been shot sitting in their cars. So please get it right, ahaz, maybe these thugs should start obeying the law, take responsibility for their actions, or stop their legal activity altogether and cops wouldn’t have to use force on them. Once people start obeying the law, the police wont have to do what they do. Conservative or not, everyone needs to obey the law. So, why don’t you stop acting like a low information, liberal.

          • ahaz

            Firstly, no one condones the shooting of police officers and even despite the recent shootings, felonious deaths of officer remain at historic lows. Secondly, they have been several documented killings of citizens that were not breaking the law, John Crawford and Tamir Rice to name a few. And thirdly, with 1297 citizens killed by police in 2014, 1307 citizens killed in 2015 and 1025 killed so far this year indicates to me that we have a problem with the use of deadly force by our police forces. So get off the whole thug thing than conservatives like to be,own. The fact that our officers often kill citizens that would be apprehended by their European counterparts is telling. You need to do some reasearch and not listen to the rhetoric that routinely passes as fact on this site and others.

          • Cha We

            I think the comments to you pretty much sums it up. As hard as you try to respond with alleged facts and your way of thinking, you are not making your case very well. Police don’t wake up wondering how many criminals or in your world, innocent people, they can snuff out. If someone doesn’t obey the law or the cop’s commands, then actions beget consequences. And by the way European counterparts are different then here. Oh and I don’t listen to or believe rhetoric from any site unless it is by someone reputable and certainly not from msm or any affiliates.

          • ahaz

            No where in any of my comments did I imply that officer wake up in the morning wondering how many people they’re going to snuff out. And your comment are precisely why there isn’t more intelligent dialogue surrounding this issue. Frankly your comments are one of ignorance. For instance, there were approximately 26K incidents in the UK where their officers encountered a suspect with an edged weapon. Only 2 citizens were killed by police. Contrast that to the performance of our officers, where a edged weapon or broom, or car or anything remotely can be perceived as a threat to an officer will likely and does get a suspect shot and killed. In the UK, officers are EXPECTED to be able to subdue a suspect with an edged weapon. Even their armed units have strict rules of engagement. They are not allowed to shoot suspects armed with rocks, sticks, moving vehicles etc, without permission. Here we allow our officers too much discretion and as long as the officer is reasonably scared, we allow them to execute deadly force. And this, my friend is the problem. We have allowed the first rule of policing to be ingrained in our legal system and it places all of us at risk, not just the supposed criminal.

          • Cha We

            “Intelligent dialogue”, please. It seems others “get it” but you, ahaz. And, “frankly” your comments are ignorant. Personally, the UK isn’t America. Secondly, we are talking about GUNS, not rocks and sticks and other items the UK might threaten a policeman or woman with. Get off your high horse and stop being stupid. Let me ask you this, how many officers in the UK are ambushed by thugs, or are you one and want to blame cops, so they may be more afraid then with just their lives, thereby, less action by cops, more free reign to the bad guy with an illegal gun, at least in America. I doubt in the UK cops are being targeted by people chanting “what do we want dead cops when do we want it now”. Maybe you should try to understand both sides of the issue. How many cops have long rap sheets and carry illegal guns?

          • ahaz

            Do me a favor…because I would like to have debates with people properly prepared with the facts. Go visit the http://www.policeforum.org and https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/police-shootings/ and at least get a little educated about this issue. I can’t argue intelligently against rhetoric. When you get all caught up, drop me a line. Until such time…your’e simply spouting drivel.

          • Cha We

            Rhetoric, only the nonsense coming from you. So you give me 2 liberal sites to check out. You’re kidding, right!? Policeforum doesn’t even exist, gee I wonder why. It seems the only ones with issues with the cops are those that have something to hide. With your insults look at to whom I’m replying. Cheerio!

          • Law Officer

            why do the numbers tell you there is a problem? Are you aware of the crime rates and assault rates in this country? How about the number of guns? Do those numbers have nothing to do with anything? Police shootings are at a historic low (since you like to use that with LODD) and they are low because of the tools and training from law enforcement. Can you give any credit to LE for that?

          • ahaz

            Firstly, crime rate across the country are going down…again, although there are cities that are experiencing spike in violent crime. Secondly, I have concerned when excess of 1000 citizens are killed yearly by police. There is even more concern when police shoot and kill unarmed citizens or citizens with rock, sticks, cell phones or are mentally ill.

            However you do raise a valid concern about the number of guns on the street, legal and illegal. And certainly, that makes officer’s jobs much more difficult. However, I do find it a little hypocritical when officers complain about this yet do nothing to support legislation the would have some impact reducing the presence of guns. I’m former military, grew up in rural Ohio and yet I see nothing wrong with getting assault type weapons our of the public hands, or enforce mandatory training, or even advance smart gun technology.

            Finally on your last point about police killings being at historic lows, what do you base that on? Prior to the efforts by the Guardian, Washington Post and other media outlets, no one knew accurately how many people were killed by police. It’s widely known that the FBI stats on this number is inaccurate and Dir Comey admitted this fallacy.

            Given the number of citizens killed that are unarmed, armed with less than lethal weapons, or mentally ill, its painfully clear that officer are reacting out of fear rather than tactical necessity. That the first rule of policing outweighs the safety of the public or the citizen. Could you imagine a scenario where a deployed soldier would not do his job because his safety was more important than the mission? This is exactly the scenario that we have here in the US with our police.

          • Doug McGinn

            BAHAHAHAHAH, ROFLMAO, you mean for shooting black felons and common criminals?

          • Kathy Swanson

            Stop your brothers and sisters from acting the fool!!!Start behaving like descent citizens of America. Have issues? Protest properly….violence begets more violence!
            Riots and destruction will get you nothing but trouble and make you look more like what people think of you. Want to make a difference…..Do things the right way….disrupting traffic…fires …looting….shootings….
            disrespecting police officers and those in authority….brings you nothing but more heartache …and believe me no one will care about you and your issues!

          • ahaz

            Your are seriously clueless about police use of force and deadly force. This issue affects all Americans, not just African Americans. BLM has been successful keeping this issue in the media limelight. Did you know that Native Americans are killed more than any other demographic? You probably didn’t. Did you know that over 1/3 of citizens killed by police were mentally ill. You probably didn’t. And in terms of raw numbers, whites are killed more than blacks. You probably didn’t know that either. So get your ignorant and and borderline racist horse and see the problem objectively.

          • Law Officer

            Since you are so informed, how many “unarmed” black males were shot in 2015? And where in Case Law, does just those facts make it a crime?

          • ahaz

            Approximately 1/3 of the AA males that were killed by police in 2015 were unarmed, a little over 103 depending upon the source. Your query about case law isn’t necessarily relevant. Since the farcical “objective reasonableness” standard was created and now that video has finally allowed citizens to see what police see, we know that the standard has morphed into something unreasonably low. The fact that it’s usually the officer’s own department that investigates, the fact that many DAs bend over backward to find reasons not to indict. In fact, I recommend everyone read the article about the Tamir Rice testimony. You will be amazed and sickened by the behavior of the prosecutors who were tasked with obtaining an indictment. And even if the DA does indict, juries still give officers benefit of the doubt. As I mentioned before, we have ingrained the “first rule of policing” into out legal system when it come so to holding officers accountable for negligent and irresponsible actions.

          • Nick Rivers

            There’s PLENTY of white dudes who get shot too, it’s just that the LAME STREAM MEDIA only reports what happens to blacks, MORE than the whites, because they want to paint the law enforcement as racist. If EVERYONE stopped buying their papers and stopped watching their channels, they’d PROBABLY go belly-up, outta business. I DON’T buy ANY of their liberal garbage, nor do I watch their news channels. I DON’T trust their BIASED bullcrap anymore. What us civilians need to do is BACK EACH OTHER UP, BLACKS FOR WHITES, AND WHITES FOR BLACKS, AGAINST the scumbag medias.

          • Nick Rivers

            I GUARANTEE you that when LE has pulled a person over, THEY ALREADY KNOW the CRIMINAL record the owner of the car HAS on them through their COMPUTERS that are in their police cruisers. They ALSO know if somebody has a VIOLENT temper, BUT their family DOESN’T want society to know this, they just want to see a cop HANG for doing their job. If MY brother got shot by a cop for his criminal record, I’d just say, “Well, the dumbass shouldn’t have BROKE THE LAW! He’s in the ground now by HIS choice and NO OTHERS.” THAT’S called, ‘COMMON SENSE’. I DON’T believe that ANY cop TRULY wants to kill a person, UNLESS they’re just SICK AND TIRED of ARRESTING THEM OVER AND OVER AND OVER and SEEING THEM HURT OTHER INNOCENT PEOPLE. THAT would make ME want to help clean up the streets TOO.

            OH, one more thing……Blacks AREN’T the ONLY ones getting shot by the cops, so they CAN’T own this claim, just to get attention.

        • Nick Rivers

          These people are going to open a box that they’re VERY MUCH going to regret. Civilians just might jump onboard with the police/sheriff and then, the blm, black panthers, whatever, are gonna wish that they had kept their mouths shut and stayed home.

          • Kathy Swanson

            Got that right!!! Don’t want to wake the sleeping giant!!!
            The REAL AMERICA!

      • Sus. Police Department (SPD)

        he definetely promoting radical islam,,since he refuses to say it…

        • OhOhSayCanYouSee

          -she-

      • Norm Weaver

        He is, by hosting the terrorist organization BLM at the white House, he has silently given his support to group that promotes the death of LEO’s everywhere. And if you don’t see that, then you are as stupid as you sound.

        • A. B. J.

          Well said Norm

      • Daelynn Williams

        When the president speaks out against officer involved shootings before knowing all the facts. .then says NOTHING when officers are killed in cold blood. He is speaking loud and clear.

        • ahaz

          You are simply wrong and myopic with your opinion.

          • Nick Rivers

            Says, the freakin’ muslim.

          • ahaz

            You amuse me with your nonsensical drivel.

          • Kathy Swanson

            What part didn’t you grasp?

          • Nick Rivers

            Wanna see what a complete idiot looks like? Look in your mirror! A face only a mother could love. Well, maybe not? 😀

          • Nick Rivers

            And, YOU amuse ME with your no common sense SNIVEL! ?

          • Kathy Swanson

            At least she has one!!!! And I and many others agree!!!

          • Nick Rivers

            He’s just an ‘Ahaz-hole’. 😀

      • Dave O.

        He’s not ‘promoting’ cop killers. He is simply excusing bad behavior by blaming the police, so that the black populace, a very small part of it, feels encouraged to resist the police and target them.

      • thushjz

        That’s very tolerant and coexistent…

      • A. B. J.

        I am sorry but your statement makes you stupid and blind. When the POTUS encourages racial hatred and is biased against law enforcement he doesn’t need to directly say go out and kill cops. He promotes it through his failure to criticise the thugs who do bad acts.

        • ahaz

          I’m sorry, But you cannot name one incident where the POTUS has encouraged violence against cops. And the POTUS acknowledging that there is racial bias in our judicial system is not attacking LE, in fact, it is the opposite.

          • Always Right

            No, he just defends BLM. Same thing.

      • Kathy Swanson

        If you don’t. ..you’re just plain STUPID!!!!!

    • OhOhSayCanYouSee

      pull your head outa’ your ass

      • Leslie Swick Kinn

        That might hurt if it came from other than an old man with nasty grey whiskers. Judging from all your comments, you seem to have a personality disorder. You must hate yourself to be such a pompous, disrespectful, cur to everyone.

    • Always Right

      Yes, let’s hurry up and get Trump in there! Can Obama just leave early, please?

    • Nick Rivers

      Give law enforcement Tommy-Guns. 😀

  • Becky Vonderau Zucker

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