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About 2,000 police officers will be in San Antonio this morning to bid farewell to police Detective Benjamin Marconi.  Marconi, 50, was gunned down eight days ago while sitting in his patrol car, writing a traffic ticket. 

The man suspected of killing a veteran San Antonio police officer got married at the Bexar County Courthouse just 6 hours before his arrest, according to County Clerk records.

The County Clerk’s office issued a marriage license to Otis Tyrone McKane at 9:57 a.m. Monday—less than a day after police say McKane gunned down Detective Benjamin Marconi in a squad car outside SAPD Headquarters.

Nine-year-old Alicia de Hoyos carries a small bouquet to the growing makeshift memorial outside of San Antonio’s Police headquarters Monday, just down the street from where Detective Benjamin Marconi was shot and killed in a patrol car.

Aaron Schrank / Texas Public Radio

5:30 p.m. UPDATE

San Antonio Police have arrested a man in connection to the fatal shooting on Sunday of Detective Benjamin Marconi. Police Chief William McManus says he is the man seen in a surveillance video taken at police headquarters near the shooting.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

UPDATE:  4:30 p.m.  San Antonio police have identified the officer ambushed and killed today as 50-year old Detective Benjamin Marconi. 

Chief William McManus told media Marconi served 20 years on the police force and was most recently working in the Special Victims Unit investigating sex crimes. 

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