Multiple police shootings and ambushes

“”A police officer was shot and killed Sunday in San Antonio in an apparent ambush-style slaying, authorities say. A suspect is still at large.

Separately, an apparent ambush the same day in St. Louis left a police officer in critical condition. A suspect in that incident was later killed.

Two other officers also were shot and wounded on Sunday — one in Gladstone, Mo., in an encounter with a suspect who was shot and killed, and one in Sanibel, Fla., during a traffic stop.

Joey Palacios of Texas Public Radio reports that the fatal attack in San Antonio occurred during a traffic stop that morning, when 50-year-old Det. Benjamin Marconi was shot in his patrol car.

“The 20-year-police veteran was killed outside of the San Antonio Police headquarters after pulling over a vehicle just before noon,” Palacios reports. “While parked, a black Mitsubishi Galant drove up behind him. The driver of that car got out, approached the driver’s side of Marconi’s patrol car and opened fire, shooting him twice in the head. Marconi died at a nearby military hospital.”

An undated image released by the San Antonio Police Department shows 20-year police veteran Det. Benjamin Marconi, 50, who was shot and killed on Sunday while on duty in San Antonio, Texas.
San Antonio Police Department via AP

The suspect is still at large, and a manhunt is currently under way. San Antonio police released a photo of a black man in his 20s and said they are still looking for the Mitsubishi Galant, as well as for any witnesses to the shooting.”

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