San Antonio, Texas – San Antonio Police Detective Benjamin Marconi was assassinated in an unprovoked ambush today in front of his Police Headquarters, this is who he was.
Detective Benjamin Marconi, 50, was outside of the San Antonio Police headquarters on a traffic stop writing a ticket. A black car pulled up behind the officer without him noticing. The occupant of the black car walked up to the drivers side window and shot Detective Marconi in the side of the head. The assassin then leaned into the police car and fired another shot into the officer’s head.
The suspect then got into his car and drove away. He is still on the loose. Authorities say that he is a black male around 5-foot-7, wearing a gray sweatshirt and black baggy pants. The suspect also had a beard.
Detective Benjamin Marconi was a 20 year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department. He makes the 7th officer shot and killed in Texas this year.
“We ask that all Texans join us in praying for the officer’s loved ones as they deal with the aftermath of this unimaginable tragedy,” Texas governor Gregg Abbott said. “Attacks against law enforcement officers will not be tolerated in Texas and must be met with swift justice, which is why I look forward to signing my Police Protection Act into law – making targeted attacks against law enforcement a hate crime."
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the San Antonio Police Department and Detective Benjamin Marconi’s family and friends.