6 Philadelphia Police Officers Shot During Gun Battle In Nicetown-Tioga Section
By CBS3 Staff
UPDATE: Suspect surrendered to police shortly after 12 a.m. Thursday. The suspect’s attorney has identified the alleged gunman as 36-year-old Maurice Hill.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — At least six Philadelphia police officers were shot during a gun battle in Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga section and rushed to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon, authorities say. Two officers and three others who were trapped inside the home with the shooter were safely evacuated several hours after the standoff began. The gunman surrendered just after midnight.
“We have gone from a hostage situation to a barricade,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said.
Ross said that the two officers and three others inside the home took fire during the incident.