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Search Continues for Suspect in Slaying of Texas Deputy

SAN ANTONIO --

With the addition of $25,000 from San Antonio lawyer Wayne Wright, and $50,000 from the FBI the reward for information on the shooting death of Bexar County sheriff's Sgt. Kenneth Vann has reached $127,000.

A nearly 25-year law enforcement veteran with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Vann was ambushed and killed about 2 a.m. Saturday as he waited at a traffic light at Loop 410 and Rigsby Road on his way to a call.

The men fired multiple shots shattering the deputy's passenger window and killing him, Deputy Chief Dale Bennett said.

The men fled and as of Tuesday afternoon, no arrests had been made.

"It's very frustrating," said Bexar County Sheriff Amadeo Ortiz. "We promised the family we won't rest until whoever is responsible is arrested."

On Tuesday, a sheriff's spokesman said investigators are looking for a royal blue Ford F-150 pickup truck similar to the one pictured at left. According to the spokesman, the truck was seen leaving the intersection of Loop 410 and Rigsby around 2 a.m.

San Antonio Crime Stoppers, the Marshal's Service, the Texas Municipal Police Association, multiple police agencies across Texas and Vann's relatives have all contributed reward money for information leading to the arrest of Vann's killers.

"There's been an outpouring of support from the general public and we certainly appreciate that," Ortiz said.

Vann's wife is also a Bexar County deputy sergeant. Vann leaves behind two sons and a daughter.

Anyone with information on the truck or Vann's killers is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 224-STOP.

The 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. Box 830968, San Antonio, Texas 78283-0968. Donations can be mailed or submitted in person at any Generations Federal Credit in the San Antonio area.

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