- The Washington Times - Monday, November 21, 2016

Investigators believe the gunman who fatally shot a San Antonio police officer was set on targeting anyone in a law enforcement uniform — one of several eerily similar attacks on police this weekend.

On Monday night, authorities arrested the man suspected of shooting and killing San Antonio Detective Benjamin Marconi in his squad car as he was writing a traffic ticket. Hours earlier, the city’s police chief asked for help identifying the shooter and released video that showed the man enter the department’s headquarters several hours before the attack. No officers were inside the lobby of the building at the time the man visited.

“I think the uniform was the target and the first person who happened along was the person that he targeted,” said San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.

The suspected gunman was identified as 31-year-old Otis Tyrone McKane, and Chief McManus said he was the same man who had entered department’s headquarters Sunday morning and spoke briefly with a clerk.

Mr. McKane was pulled over by police officers while driving a car with a woman and small child. Chief McManus said Mr. McKane has an arrest history, but declined to provide details.

The shooting in Texas was just one of several separate attacks aimed at law enforcement on Sunday. Three other police officers were shot but survived attacks in Missouri and Florida.

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