Who Is The Philadelphia Police Shooter? Maurice Hill Surrenders After Wounding Six Police Officers
Maurice Hill, who shot six Philadelphia police officers this week, has officially surrendered and is now in custody.
Initially, the police officers were at Hill’s house because of an arrest warrant for narcotics. When officers were trying to serve the warrant on August 14, Hill began shooting at them. Before the SWAT team had arrived, two officers remained in the upstairs of Hill’s house hidden before they were safely freed by the SWAT team. The police who were on the scene explained that Hill surrendered after an hours-long standoff and was brought into custody.
The six police officers have been released from the hospital, and none had major injuries. Richard Ross Jr, Philadelphia Police Commissioner, said, “It’s nothing short of a miracle that we don’t have multiple officers killed today.”
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The police spokesman, Eric Gripp, shared a tweet that the SWAT team was in the Philadelphia home and the suspect was being taken into custody by the police.
UPDATE: Suspect is in custody. SWAT is still clearing the house
— Eric Gripp (@PPDEricGripp) August 15, 2019
Shaka Johnson, Hill’s attorney, shared in an interview that Hill called him on August 14, saying he was stuck in his house and “wanted to try to figure a way out without any further violence coming to anyone or himself.”
Hill also has a long criminal record, which is something that didn’t go unnoticed when President Donald Trump shared a tweet about the shooting.
The Philadelphia shooter should never have been allowed to be on the streets. He had a long and very dangerous criminal record. Looked like he was having a good time after his capture, and after wounding so many police. Long sentence – must get much tougher on street crime!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2019