Sunday, November 20, 2016

Texas Police Officer Shot Dead in Traffic Stop Ambush

San Antonio Police Department personnel investigate the murder of a department officer in front of the department's headquarters in downtown San Antonio, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. According to department Chief William McManus, the officer was shot and killed while performing a routine traffic stop. Photo: JERRY LARA, San Antonio Express-News / © 2016 San Antonio Express-News


At 11:45 a.m. Sunday, a San Antonio police officer was shot and killed while performing a routine traffic stop near police headquarters downtown, police Chief William McManus said.
McManus said the shooting occurred on the south side of SAPD headquarters, where an officer was issuing a traffic citation. As he did so, a black vehicle pulled up behind the officer's unit.
The suspect got out of the car, walked up to the passenger window and fired one round into the patrol car, hitting the officer in the head, McManus said. He said the suspect reached in and fired again, hitting the officer a second time.

The suspect then drove off, McManus said during a news conference. 

The officer was Det. Benjamin Marconi, and was pronounced dead at San Antonio Military Medical Center. The 50-year-old officer was a 20-year veteran of the force.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5′ 7″to 6-foot tall, wearing a gray shirt and black pants. According to police the suspect is driving a black midsize sedan.

According to chatter on police scanners, police were searching the area near headquarters and the surrounding buildings for the shooter, while homicide detectives were interviewing witnesses who were either near a VIA bus stop, or on a VIA bus near where the shooting occurred.


14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is there any doubt the US will soon be at war with internal lawlessness?

elf said...

An officer was shot today in St Louis, Mo also. President Obama is in Peru.

John mcgowan said...

4 cops shot in 24 hours in 4 cities, 2 shootings called targeted

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/4-cops-shot-in-24-hours-in-4-cities-2-shootings-called-targeted/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab6a&linkId=31385353

Anonymous said...

And Pres O claimed he wont be the last Dem President?

New England Water Blog said...

OT: I've never hurt anyone

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3956016/I-never-killed-Party-boy-surrogate-son-celeb-jeweler-accused-stabbing-man-death-breaks-silence-bars-saying-didn-t-know-murder-arrest.html

New England Water Blog said...

Fake Hate?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3956120/Hijab-wearing-b-nation-f-Hiker-wore-bandanna-sun-protection-finds-car-vandalized-anti-Muslim-note-returning-walk.html

John mcgowan said...

OT:

Awaits Fiance's statement.


WOMAN FOUND FATALLY BURNED IN MYSTERIOUS FIRE INSIDE BRONX APARTMENT

CLAREMONT, Bronx (WABC) -- A 53-year-old woman burned to death after she mysteriously caught fire in her Bronx apartment.

The victim was found burning inside the bathroom of her apartment in the Webster Houses just before 3:45 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
After she went into the kitchen to make food, her fiance and his son saw smoke coming from the kitchen.
The boy went to the bathroom and saw the woman on fire sitting on the toilet. The son and the fiancé poured water on the woman to put her out.
She sustained burns over 70 percent of her body and was pronounced dead at the scene.
There is no word on what caused the woman to go up in flames.
The woman's identity has not yet been released. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

http://abc7ny.com/1617700/

John mcgowan said...

OT-ish:

FAMILY OF MAN KILLED IN BROWNSVILLE POLICE SHOOTING SAYS NYPD 'LYING' ABOUT ALTERCATION

http://abc7ny.com/news/family-demands-answers-after-man-killed-in-brooklyn-police-shooting/1615935/

Anonymous said...

There was a police shooting in Sanibel, FL yesterday...

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/crime/2016/11/20/sanibel-city-police-officer-shot-routine-traffic-stop/94188082/

-KC

lynda said...

this is horrific.

Anonymous said...

I just saw that they arrested a suspect in the murder of the San Antonio and the suspect has a criminal history. Apparently he was a passenger in the car that was stopped and got out and went up to the officer and executed him while he was sitting in his patrol car writing the ticket. They also have video of him in front of the police station walking around probably planning it.

I also saw another story where the border patrol has been ordered to leave the border open and surprise, they have 1,500 people rushing across the border PER DAY!!!

and last but not least they proven that a major polling company (Ipsos) sat on a poll until after the election which shows that 5 out of 6 Americans agreed with Trump's stand that we need to put a hold on immigration until we get it figured out and 15 out of 18 Americans agree that Trump should go after sanctuary cities. Instead of printing this poll, they continually tried to say that the majority of Americans sided with Obama and Clinton there should be no borders. Is it any wonder they've lost all credibility. I believe nothing the mainstream press says anymore.

all I can say is 60 days and counting until we can say bye bye Obama - don't let the door hit you on the way out of the white house

Anonymous said...

meant to say the "San Antonio police officer" and they had video of the suspect hours before the shooting pacing around outside the police department. I also heard a police source say that shootings of officers are up 80% from last year and ambush attacks are up 500%. This is disgusting and has got to stop and I hope Trump brings the full force of the law enforcement and legal community against these criminals.

John mcgowan said...
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Anonymous said...

OMG....Must read article in RTnews.

We destroy & vandalize things out of frustration': Migrant in Sweden admits to setting cars on fire.