A San Antonio police detective was murdered near police headquarters Sunday morning while writing a ticket during a routine traffic stop.  The San Antonio Police Department said the identity of the slain officer was that of 51-year-old Benjamin Marconi.

SAPD Chief William McManus announced the suspect is a bearded black male between 5'7" to six feet tall.

The event has garnered a great deal of coverage in a very short period of time. I saw it in a social media post by another police organization offering their condolences.

Thoughts and prayers are with the San Antonio Police Department as well as the people of San Antonio who unfortunately have to live among someone who would do something so awful as this. Mercy.