Police release video of suspect in San Antonio officer death

UPDATE (AP): San Antonio police chief says he believes “the uniform was the target” in fatal weekend shooting of officer.


SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Authorities in San Antonio, Texas, say the suspect in the killing of a veteran police detective appeared at police headquarters prior to the shooting.

San Antonio Police Detective Benjamin Marconi
San Antonio Police Detective Benjamin Marconi

Authorities released surveillance video Monday showing the suspect standing outside the building and then walking in. The images show a black man dressed in all black and wearing a black ball cap.

The video shows the man entered headquarters shortly before 8 a.m. Sunday. Detective Benjamin Marconi was shot twice in his patrol car about four hours later after making a traffic stop near police headquarters.

Police have not said why the unidentified suspect appeared at the station or who he spoke to while there. San Antonio police say police Chief William McManus will hold a news conference Monday morning.

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