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SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The Latest on the fatal shooting of a San Antonio police officer (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

Authorities say the San Antonio police officer who was fatally shot while writing a ticket in his squad car was Det. Benjamin Marconi.

Chief William McManus says an unknown suspect shot 50-year-old Marconi twice in the head. Marconi was a 20-year veteran of the force.

McManus says the suspect is considered to be "extremely dangerous and a clear threat" to both officers and the public. He says officers have been advised to not make traffic stops alone.

McManus said the officer had pulled over a vehicle and while he was inside his squad car writing a ticket, a vehicle pulled up behind him. He says the driver of that vehicle then walked up to the officer's driver-side window and opened fire.

He says he does not believe the original motorist pulled over had any relationship to the shooter.

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2:15 p.m.

The mayor of San Antonio is extending her condolences to the family of the police officer who was fatally shot and the entire police force.

In a statement Sunday following the shooting, Mayor Ivy Taylor said, "This type of crime cannot and will not be tolerated."

Police say that the officer was fatally shot while writing a traffic ticket outside of police headquarters. Police Chief William McManus said the suspect is not known and has not yet been apprehended. A motive is not known.

McManus said the officer had pulled over a vehicle and while he was inside his squad car writing a ticket, a vehicle pulled up behind him. He says the driver of that vehicle then walked up to the officer's driver-side window and opened fire.

The officer, a 20-year veteran of the force, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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1:45 p.m.

Authorities say a San Antonio police officer has been fatally shot while writing a traffic ticket outside of police headquarters.

San Antonio police Chief William McManus said the officer was killed late Sunday morning. He says the suspect has not yet been apprehended and a motive is not known.

McManus says the officer had pulled over a vehicle and while he was inside his vehicle writing a ticket, a vehicle pulled up behind him. He says the driver of that vehicle got out, walked up to the officer's driver-side window and shot the officer in the head.

The officer was pronounced dead at a hospital. He was a 20-year veteran of the police force.

McManus says, "This is everyone's worst nightmare."

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