William McManus, Chief of the San Antonio Police Department in Texas sadly reports the death of Detective Benjamin Marconi.

Detective Marconi, 50, was shot and killed as he conducted a traffic stop outside the Police Department Headquarters. Detective Marconi was seated in his patrol vehicle after making contact with the individual whom he had stopped. While he was writing a traffic ticket, another subject pulled up behind his patrol unit in a black Toyota or Nissan.

The suspect walked up to the drivers side of the patrol vehicle and shot Detective Marconi once in the head. The suspect then leaned into the patrol unit and shot Marconi a second time.

The suspect then returned to his vehicle and fled the scene. A suspect and vehicle description was broadcast and the suspect remains at large. A motive for the killing is unknown at this time. Crimestoppers has posted a $10,000 dollar reward for information leading to the location and arrest of the suspect.

Detective Marconi was transported to San Antonio Military Medical Center for emergency treatment and later died.

Detective Marconi served the San Antonio Police Department for twenty years. He is survived by his two adult children and grandchildren.

Detective Benjamin Marconi-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Sunday, November 20, 2016.

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