>> A 31 year old man in custody Monday night in San Antonio, after the fatal ambush style shooting of a 20 year veteran officer, one of four cops shot across the country on Sunday. Police arresting Otis McCain, the suspect seen in this security camera footage taken from inside police headquarters just hours before the killing of 50 year old officer Benjamin Marconi.
>> Everyone is relieved. I don't think anyone slept last night, and I think everyone's looking forward to a good night's sleep tonight.>> Police believe McCain, who has a criminal record, stopped his car behind Marconi's police cruiser, then walked up and shot him in the head twice during a routine traffic stop right outside the same police headquarters where he was captured on camera.
Three other officers in St Louis, Kansas City, and Sanibel Island, Florida were shot in apparently unrelated incidents, within hours of the San Antonio attack. In St. Louis, an unarmed officer lucky to be alive after he was shot twice in the face while he sat in his squad car.
Police say the suspect was later killed in a shootout after officers spotted his car. A suspect is in custody after the shooting in Florida. The officer who was shot in the shoulder was treated and released. In the fourth incident, a police officer in Kansas City, Missouri was shot in a struggle with an armed suspect, but police are still looking to determine whether or not he was shot by a fellow officer.
Authorities have highlighted a growing number of attacks on law enforcement officials nationwide. 57 officers have been killed by gunfire so far this year. That's an increase of almost 70% from 2015.