Benjamin Marconi, a San Antonio Police Officer and Alumni Brother, Fatally Shot
Det. Benjamin Marconi, a San Antonio police officer and alumni brother from our Beta-Epsilon chapter at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was fatally shot Sunday while writing a traffic ticket outside of police headquarters, authorities said.
San Antonio police Chief William McManus said Marconi, 50, was killed late Sunday morning. He says the suspect has not yet been apprehended and a motive is not known.
McManus says Marconi had pulled over a vehicle and while he was inside his vehicle writing a ticket, a vehicle pulled up behind him. He says the driver of that vehicle got out, walked up to the officer’s driver-side window and shot the officer in the head.
Marconi, a 20-year veteran, was rushed to San Antonio Military Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. He was a father of two.
On Nov. 21, police arrested 31-year-old Otis Tyrone McKane, a San Antonio resident, without incident. McManus said that he believed the attacker in San Antonio was going after a member of law enforcement rather than specifically targeting Marconi.
A memorial fund has been setup in his honor if you would like to make a donation.