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Philadelphia Standoff: Alleged cop shooter Maurice Hill has a long criminal history
In North Philly standoff, alleged cop shooter Maurice Hill has a long criminal history
by Samantha Melamed, Jeremy Roebuck, Dylan Purcell and Craig R. McCoy
Police sources identified the gunman in a standoff at a Tioga apartment building that left six police officers injured as Maurice Hill, 36, a Philadelphia man with a lengthy history of gun convictions and of resisting attempts to bring him to justice.
The police sources declined to be identified because they were not authorized to speak. Reached by phone about 9:30 p.m. Thursday evening, Shaka Johnson, the lawyer who most recently represented Hill, confirmed that Hill had a connection to the standoff.
“My client is requesting me to come to the scene,” he said.
The standoff began Wednesday about 4:30 p.m. when a Narcotics Strike Force unit attempted to serve a search warrant at a house on the 3700 block of North 15th Street.
For the next few hours, police used bullhorns and phone calls, trying to get him to surrender.