Suspect in Texas Police Shooting Death Got Married Hours Before His Arrest

Otis Tyrone McKane
San Antonio Police Department

A Texas man facing charges for allegedly ambushing and killing a San Antonio cop reportedly got married Monday, just hours before his arrest in the case, NBC News reports.

Otis Tyrone McKane, 31, has been charged with capital murder in the shooting death of San Antonio Police Detective Benjamin Marconi during a traffic stop Sunday morning.


McKane was arrested Monday afternoon following a nationwide manhunt, but his arrest came hours after his marriage to 27-year-old Christian Chanel Fields on Monday morning.

According to the report, documents in Bexar County, Texas, court showed that an unidentified judge married the couple right after he or she granted them a marriage license, waiving Texas' 72-hour waiting period. According to NBC, no reason for the waiver was offered.


The marriage occurred less than a day after McKane allegedly shot Marconi twice in the head while the officer conducted a traffic stop.

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


McKane, who has apologized to Marconi's family for his actions, said that he was upset about not being able to see his son.

"I lashed out at somebody that didn't deserve it," he said.

Read more at NBC News

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