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San Antonio Mourns Police Officer's Death

Nov 21, 2016

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. 

SAPD

The San Antonio Police Department HAS fired an officer for allegedly giving a sandwich full of feces to a homeless man. City leaders and homeless service providers are disgusted, but say the incident isn’t reflective of SAPD’s interactions with the homeless. 

According to police, former officer Matthew Luckhurst bragged to another officer back in May that he’d picked up some feces, placed it in a Styrofoam container with a slice of bread, and set it beside an unidentified homeless man. 

The officer reported the incident to supervisors two months later, in July. 

Update: 4:20 p.m., Oct. 13, 2016​

San Antonio Police received multiple calls Thursday morning of a person shooting a gun near The Shops at La Cantera. Nobody was hurt in what turned out to be a bizarre active shooter scene.

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