Suspect arrested in Texas detective’s shooting death

Posted at 6:52 PM, Nov 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-21 18:52:07-05

Investigators in San Antonio, Texas, are continuing their search for a gunman who they say killed officer detective Ben Marconi during a traffic stop on Sunday, November 20, 2016. Pictured is 50-year-old Det. Benjamin Marconi.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in the fatal weekend shootingof a San Antonio police detective.

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said Monday evening that 31-year-old Otis Tyrone McCain was arrested without incident in the Sunday night killing of Detective Benjamin Marconi. He was arrested around 4:30 p.m. CST Monday after the car he was driving was stopped on Interstate 10.

McManus had said previously that dashcam video from Marconi’s patrol vehicle provided “a lot of information” for investigators about his death.

Marconi was shot as a he sat in his vehicle after making a traffic stop. Authorities have said a gunman walked up to Marconi’s driver’s-side window and fired.

Marconi was writing a ticket for a motorist at the time. Investigators have said that driver was not connected to the shooter.