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(SAN ANTONIO) —  A San Antonio police officer was shot and killed while writing a traffic ticket, according to Police Chief William McManus.

The chief said that while the officer was writing a ticket, someone pulled up behind the squad car, stepped out of his vehicle and shot the officer twice, once in the head. The shooter then drove off.

The officer who was killed was a 20-year-veteran of the force, according to McManus.

Police scanner recordings offer a frightening account of what took place, and indicate that the attack took place in the vicinity of police headquarters.

“I’ve got an officer down in front of headquarters,” the voice on the recording said. “Black male in a black Nissan. I need EMS right now in front of headquarters.”

San Antonio Police issued a photo on social media of the black Nissan fleeing the scene after the shooting.

“This is the vehicle seen fleeing headquarters after the shooting. The suspect is described as a black male wearing a hoodie, baggy pants, and beard. Approximately 5’7. Please call Crime Stoppers at 224-STOP with any info,” the post said.

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