4 Police Officers Shot In 24 Hours – 1 Fatally, 1 Shot In The Face, 2 Attacks Were Targeted Ambushes On Cops
It was a bloody Sunday for law enforcement around this great nation when four police officers were shot. At least two of the attacks were ones where cops were “targeted” in an “ambush” onslaught and one police officer was killed.
Detective Benjamin Marconi, a 20-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department, was writing out a traffic ticket to a motorist when he was gunned down late Sunday morning. A driver pulled up from behind and then shot and murdered Marconi near police headquarters. The killer walked up to Marconi’s patrol car and shot Marconi in the head from outside the vehicle, then the murderer put his gun through the window and shot the officer again.
The suspect is still at large, but there is a massive manhunt. Police posted a picture of a possible person of interest as well as the vehicle seen at the scene of the crime.
SAPD Chief William McManus said he doesn’t believe the suspect has any relationship to the original motorist who was pulled over, and no motive has been identified.
“Ben was a great guy. People loved him, and certainly, he had an aura about him,” said Mike Helle, president of the San Antonio Police Officers Association, who personally knew Marconi. “You had to go out of your way to not like him. So he’s that good of a guy.”