Arrest brings relief to Texas police force

This photo provided by the San Antonio Police Department shows Otis Tyrone McKane. A manhunt for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a veteran Texas police detective ended Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, with an arrest in the killing, authorities said. San Antonio Detective Benjamin Marconi, who was killed Sunday while writing a ticket, was a 20-year veteran of the force. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said Monday evening that a 31-year-old man, Otis Tyrone McKane, was arrested on a capital murder warrant Monday. (San Antonio Police Department via AP)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a San Antonio police detective during a traffic stop Sunday:

After a sleepless night for police officers in San Antonio, Police Chief William McManus says he looks forward to a good night’s sleep.

That’s after the arrest Monday afternoon of a suspect in the Sunday night slaying of Detective Benjamin Marconi.

McManus says 31-year-old Otis Tyrone McKane was arrested on a capital murder warrant in the killing. He was arrested in a car driven by a woman on Interstate 10 on the eastern fringe of San Antonio.

The investigation continues. And McManus says despite the arrest, the fact remains that some people would target police officers with violence. He says San Antonio officers will remain “vigilant and on guard.”


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