Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of San Antonio police officer Benjamin Marconi. The veteran detective was reportedly murdered in cold blood as he wrote a traffic ticket inside his patrol car.
The suspect, identified as Otis T. McKane, was escorted past reporters in handcuffs on Monday, and he actually answered several questions.
"I'm sorry" says Otis McKane, accused cop killer. pic.twitter.com/siflWmsZCZ
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The suspect indicated he was upset with “society” for supposedly not letting him see his son. He answered “no sir” when asked if he knew officer Marconi.
“I lashed out at somebody that didn’t deserve it,” McKane told reporters, adding that he’s been through “several custody battles.”
BREAKING: Otis T. Mckane telling reporters he is sorry for killing Det. Bejamin Marconi Sunday night adding he wishes to see his son. pic.twitter.com/AMfQDYw9Wn
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When asked if he had a message for the slain officer’s family, McKane responded, “I’m sorry. It could have been anybody.”
His statements will most likely be used in court against him.
SAPD Chief WIlliam McManus said Marconi pulled over a vehicle and was writing a ticket when a black vehicle pulled up behind him. The driver exited his car, approached Marconi’s driver-side window and shot him in the head and then shot him a second time before fleeing the scene, McManus said.
McKane faces a charge of capital murder.