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Officials seek tips in Bexar deputy's murder, offer $5K reward

Officials seek tips in Bexar deputy's murder, offer $5K reward
Sgt. Kenneth G. Vann, Bexar County Sheriff's Office

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May 30, 2011, 10:05am

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the senseless and cold blooded killing of a 25-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office as he sat in his marked patrol vehicle waiting at a traffic light.

Sgt. Kenneth Vann, 45, was waiting at the intersection of SE Loop 410 and Rigsby Ave just after 2 A.M. this morning when a small white vehicle pulled up next to him on the right side and started shooting through the front passenger window, killing Sgt. Vann. Witnesses called police immediately who responded to the scene and discovered Sgt. Vann in the driver’s seat of his patrol vehicle under the Loop 410 overpass.

The San Antonio Police and US Marshalls Service are assisting Sheriff’s Detectives in following up on leads and interviewing witnesses. At this point, we don’t have a motive for the attack on Sgt. Vann. Sgt. Vann leaves behind his wife -- who is also a sergeant with the Sheriff’s Office -- two sons and a daughter.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking that anyone who may have any information about the murder of Sgt. Kenneth Vann, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 210.335.6000 or Crime Stoppers at 210.224.STOP (7867). Any information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to arrest can receive up to $5000.

Your Opinions and Comments

Eugene A Stanush  
Adkins, TX  
June 6, 2011 12:35pm
Mr. Gibbs, a heartfelt thanks for the updates on this tragic event. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks

William J. Gibbs Jr.  
June 6, 2011 10:39am
Yesterday, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office confirmed the arrest of Mark Anthony Gonzales, 41, of San Antonio: The multi-agency task force, working tirelessly over the past seven days searching for clues and any information ... More ›

William J. Gibbs Jr.  
May 31, 2011 4:14pm
MEMORIAL FUND: The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has set up a Memorial Fund through Generations FCU. Any monetary donations may be made to the Kenneth G Vann Memorial Fund in care of Generations Federal Credit Union. P.O. ... More ›

William J. Gibbs Jr.  
May 31, 2011 4:13pm
Here is the latest from the Bexar County Sheriff's Office: The Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a 2009 or later model, royal blue crew cab Ford F150 truck. This truck was seen leaving the intersection of SE Loop 410 ... More ›

wilson county  
May 31, 2011 3:25pm
This isn't simply a random deal in my opinion. Wait for coverage to come out with more details but I think we'll find that cartel violence has found it's way to San Antonio. Not to insinuate this is the first case of cartel ... More ›

William J. Gibbs Jr.  
May 30, 2011 10:22am
The Bexar County Sheriff's Office today released the following information: The Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone with any information on the murder of Sergeant Kenneth Vann to call immediately. The total amount of reward ... More ›

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