The man who shot and killed a San Antonio cop “execution style” outside of a police headquarters was arrested on Monday, and is now claiming the reasoning behind the sickening murder was due to him being upset over a custody battle.
Otis Tyrone McKane, 31, was caught near a highway overpass in San Antonio, and he told police that he “lashed out at somebody who didn’t deserve it” when he shot Detective Benjamin Marconi, 50.
“I’ve been through several custody battles, and I was upset at the situation I was in, and I lashed out at someone who didn’t deserve it, Mckane told the press.
Mckane also went on to say he wanted to apologize to the family of the detective for his heartless attack.
Detective Benjamin Marconi, was with the department for 20 years, was a father of two, and was sitting behind the wheel of his vehicle at approximately 11.45am Sunday when Mckane pulled up behind him, shot him twice in the head, and then fled from the scene.
Four hours prior to the killing, Mckane can be seen on surveillance footage pacing in front of the police HQ before he entered, asked a clerk a question and left without getting an answer, authorities said.
“I think the uniform was the target,” said San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.
“I don’t know why he was in headquarters — we have some ideas,” McManus added, noting that no cops were inside at the time.
“This is everyone’s worst nightmare, the officers in the department, the family and everyone who supports the officers,” McManus continued.
“Our hearts go out to all of Detective Marconi’s family, to all our SAPD brothers and sisters for whom this has hit home hard. Most families will be celebrating the holidays, SAPD will be burying one of its own because of an ultimate act of cowardice by a suspect who will be caught and brought to justice.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has since released a statement where he extending his condolences to detective Marconi’s family, and said he would sign legislation that would make targeted attacks against law enforcement a hate crime.
The surveillance video of Mckane sneaking around the police HQ can be seen below:
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