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Police arrest suspect in ambush shooting of San Antonio detective


Police have arrested a suspect they believe murdered the San Antonio detective who was gunned down in an ambush shooting Sunday, authorities said. The suspect, Otis Tyrone McKane, 31, was arrested without incident at 4:45 p.m. when a SWAT team spotted him inside a vehicle in San Antonio Monday, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said at a press conference. "Everyone is relieved," McManus said, confirming that McKane was the man in surveillance photos and who police believe is responsible for the "cold” murder of Detective Benjamin Marconi. At the time of the arrest, McKane was inside a vehicle, not the black Mitsubishi police were searching for, with an unknown woman and a 2-year-old child in the passenger seat, the chief said. No one was injured during the arrest, but the investigation is far from over, McManus said. McManus said several people have been questioned about the shooting, including the driver who Marconi had pulled over, but all had been released. Marconi, 50, was a 20-year veteran of the department. The fallen detective's family released the following statement, according to KSAT-TV. "At this time, the Marconi family would like to give thanks from the bottom of our hearts for the outpouring of support, prayers and love we have received. At this time, we would appreciate privacy to mourn the loss of a wonderful father, brother, grandfather, friend and last but not least, a peace officer. Thank you to the San Antonio community and nation as a whole for your support.

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