Philadelphia Shooting Suspect Identified and Taken Into Custody

A gunman who shot at Philadelphia police officers Wednesday afternoon and wounding six officers surrendered at midnight.

Maurice Hill, 34, has been identified as the suspect, according to his lawyer and law enforcement sources. Hill surrendered peacefully to police, and was seen exiting the building with his hands raised.

The suspect barricaded himself inside a building on 15th Street, police said. The shootout began during a narcotics operation at around 4:30 p.m. when officers entered the home to serve a search warrant and were met with gunfire.

Some officers had to escape through windows and two were trapped inside with the shooter for several hours, police said. The trapped officers were safely removed from the home as of 9:30 p.m.

Source: Philadelphia shooting: An 8-hour standoff ended with 6 officers shot. An attorney told the suspect to surrender – CNN

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