Philadelphia shooting suspect identified, officers all recovering


UPDATE: The suspect of the shooting has been identified as Maurice Hill and has been taken into custody earlier Thursday morning.

All six officers that have been injured are expected to make full recoveries.

The shooting began as a narcotics warrant execution gone awry. The police were met with immediate gunfire when entering the kitchen of the home.

The situation escalated into a 7- hour standoff that ended through the aid of Hill’s lawyer who helped facilitate a surrender.

Hostages that were taken during the standoff were unharmed.

The mayor is pleading for tougher restrictions on guns, noting that this was a situation that should not have been possible in the first place.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Authorities say at least six Philadelphia police officers have been injured in an “active and ongoing” shooting situation in the city.

Sgt. Eric Gripp tweeted there was at least one suspect firing at police officers Wednesday afternoon.

A police spokesman confirmed the shooting in the Nicetown section of the city but offered no other information.

Video shows a massive police presence in a neighborhood with dozens of police cars and officers, many of them with their guns drawn.

One officer appeared injured and was taken away in a police car. Video also showed two other officers carrying a man and putting them in the back of a police car.

It’s unknown if any police officers have been shot.

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