A man arrested in the fatal ambush shooting of San Antonio police detective Benjamin Marconi said he was upset about a child custody battle and lashed out, the San Antonio Express-News reports. Police arrested Otis Tyrone McKane, 31, yesterday afterrnoon. As he was led past camera crews to be booked on a capital murder charge, McKane said he was upset about a child custody battle that prevented him from seeing his son and, “I lashed out at someone who didn’t deserve it.”
Marconi, 50, was shot and killed about 11:45 a.m. Sunday during a traffic stop near police headquarters. After a 30-hour manhunt, a SWAT team pulled over a vehicle on Interstate 10 East and arrested McKane. A female and 2-year-old child also were in the vehicle, police said. “We are relieved he was taken into custody without further loss of life,” said Police Chief William McManus. “It’s a relief for a lot of us. Everyone’s looking forward to a good night’s sleep.” Marconi was issuing a traffic citation to another driver when a black sedan pulled up behind his patrol car. The man in the black vehicle walked up to Marconi’s car and fired two shots through the passenger window, hitting the detective in the head.