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5 Cops Shot in Philly
Breaking now...

Quote:Five officers are reported to have been shot by a man, who opened fire at law enforcement in Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga section Wednesday afternoon. Media are urged to pull back from the area.
The incident began unfolding at 4.30 pm local time, when police responded to a call related to "narcotics activity," according to Philadelphia Police Captain Sekou Kinebrew.
The scene remains active, with police calling on residents and media to stay clear. The nearby area was put on lockdown with officers directing the traffic away.
One in custody and one on the loose. Getting crazy folks.

If more people had carry permits and knew how /when to use them... that's gun control.

Update: Now they are saying 6 cops shot ... All survived.

Breitbart is reporting 4.

LATEST: Police confirming gun battle is still ongoing; of the injured and wounded, all described to be non-life threatening @CBSPhilly

An update on Jude's report:

Quote:Several officers injured by suspect firing in shooting in Philadelphia; suspect in custody: Police.

'The suspect who allegedly shot six Philadelphia police officers and holed up inside a building for hours
has been taken into custody, according to the police department.

The department said the man was in custody and a SWAT team was clearing the house just after midnight
Thursday. The resolution ended a day marked by frightening violence caught live by overhead helicopters
in the North Philadelphia neighborhood of Tioga-Nicetown as the man fired wildly at police officers, who
were seen diving for cover behind cruisers and evacuating injured comrades.

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.

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Maurice Hill and Philly's finest.

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.

The officers were struck in various parts of their bodies and one had a graze wound to the head.
All six officers who were shot have now been released from area hospitals, police said.

Several rounds of gunfire continued for more than an hour, ABC Philadelphia station WPVI reported. Officers
repeatedly commanded the shooter to "Come out with your hands up," according to the station.

Hill's lawyer, Shaka Johnson, told ABC News he spoke to Hill during the standoff and organized a call between Hill,
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross.
Johnson said the call was inconclusive, however, they continued speaking throughout the night.

Eventually, Ross gave Johnson a deadline of 11:45 p.m. to get his client to surrender, he said. Johnson convinced Hill,
who was afraid he would be shot, to come out with him present for the arrest.
Johnson said Hill, who he has represented for years, just had a baby and said he did not believe any of the shooting
was planned, but things got out of hand.

Ross had spoken at press conference from the scene of the standoff late Wednesday, pleading for the shooter to turn
himself in. "We are trying to talk to this male, trying to let him know that he can end this peacefully now," Ross said.
"We have called him multiple times. He's picked up the phone a couple times, but he has not answered.
He said officers have been working with a family member of the suspect in an effort to reason with the shooter...'

The rest is the 'Feelz' and 'Scare Public' rhetoric, the source is here.

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