Philadelphia Officers Shot In Standoff


The suspect involved in a shooting that left six Philadelphia police officers hurt is in custody. The suspect – identified by police as 36-year-old Maurice Hill - surrendered to police after a seven-hour hour standoff in the Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood on the north side of town.

The situation started yesterday afternoon when police served a warrant related to a narcotics investigation. Officials say the officers were searching a house when they came under fire. At one point, two officers were trapped inside the house with the armed suspect – the good news? They were eventually rescued, along with several hostages. In even better news, all six officers who were shot have been released from the hospital.

As for Hill, he’s reportedly got an extensive criminal record – which includes gun convictions and resisting attempts to bring him to justice. So how he gained access to weaponry is the question. In the meantime, he remains in custody as investigators sort out his charges.

Source: NBC Philadelphia

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