Update via Fox 29:
“It’s nothing short of a miracle that we don’t have multiple officers killed today,” Police Commissioner Ross said at a Wednesday night press conference.
Residents in the neighborhood are being let back into their homes early Thursday morning, but the scene remains active as police used tear gas to get Hill to exit the home.
Police say two officers trapped inside the house for more than four hours were “safely evacuated” by a SWAT team. The suspect, Maurice Hill, surrendered late Wednesday night after hours of attempting to communicate with him. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross says Hill had a weapon on his person when he surrendered.
In a Thursday morning press conference, Commissioner Ross said he’s not sure Hill ever knew the officers and civilians were still inside the home.
It happened around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on the 3700 block of North 15th Street, according to FOX 29. The latest report says 4 officers were injured, 3 of them being shot.
“One officer has been shot in the head and is listed in critical condition while another officer was shot in the arm. No word on the second officer’s condition at this time. The officers were taken to Temple University Hospital.”
We will keep you updated on any developing information.
Philadelphia Police Officers Shot in North Philadelphia was originally published on rnbphilly.com