PHILADELPHIA — The suspect in Wednesday’s standoff in Nicetown-Tioga that lasted more than seven hours, with six police officers getting shot, has officially been charged by the state.
Maurice Hill, 36 of Darby, Delaware County, faces dozens of charges involving Wednesday’s incident that lasted from about 4:30pm until he turned himself in at about midnight, plus drug charges.
Those drug charges are what brought officers to serve a warrant, and that’s what turned into an ambush.
There are 16 different dockets against Hill. Each contains multiple charges.
The first involves drugs. Hill faces three charges: manufacturing, delivering, or possessing with intent to manufacture or deliver; conspiracy; and intent to possess a controlled substance by a person not registered.
There are 25 related dockets against eight other people in the drug case.
As for Wednesday, there are 15 dockets. Each contains multiple charges against Hill.
ThePhillyFiles looked through the dockets and found six different crimes against Hill: attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault of a law enforcement officer, unlawful restraint risking serious bodily injury, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person. There are multiple counts of each charge.
Hill has a long history with law enforcement.
He’s due for a preliminary hearing on Sept. 5. In the meantime, he’s being held at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility.
Authorities say Hill used an AR-15 rifle and at least one other weapon, since at least two were used.
Officers in the home trying to serve the warrant fired back and did what they could to get out, even through windows. Two others were trapped inside, along with three other people, and rescued by the SWAT team. Negotiators including Police Commissioner Richard Ross himself spent hours by phone and other methods urging Hill to surrender.
None of the officers who were shot faced life-threatening conditions. All were released from the hospital before Hill even surrendered.
Since Wednesday, calls for gun control have further intensified. This weekend marks two weeks since mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
Continuing Coverage: Philadelphia Police Department
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- Police Comm. Richard Ross quits amid harassment, discrimination allegations against officers Aug. 21, 2019 (just after midnight)
- Police shooting suspect facing charges over Wednesday standoff, drugs Aug. 17, 2019
- See the 6 police officers shot in the line of duty Aug. 16, 2019
- Suspect surrenders after 6 officers shot, 3 more injured; ‘Miracle’ police all out of hospitals Aug. 14, 2019
- The war on guns, from Philadelphia to the feds Aug. 9, 2019
What is going on in Philadelphia explains how dangerous it is to be a police officer. Our prayers are with them, all the wounded and the ones still engaged. Attacking police officers is an attack on our decent and lawful society.— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) August 15, 2019
The Philadelphia shooter should never have been allowed to be on the streets. He had a long and very dangerous criminal record. Looked like he was having a good time after his capture, and after wounding so many police. Long sentence – must get much tougher on street crime!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2019
To call the outcome of yesterday’s standoff a miracle is to not adequately recognize the incredible work of @PhillyPolice led by @PPDCommish Ross. All officers alive & released to their families. A dangerous individual in custody, certain to face justice. https://t.co/qIr4KkvjSX— DA Larry Krasner (@DA_LarryKrasner) August 15, 2019
How @PhillyPolice handled this unprecedented, incredibly volatile situation was frankly brilliant. We owe it to them to do everything in our lane to make them safer.— DA Larry Krasner (@DA_LarryKrasner) August 15, 2019
Gun violence prevention — through tougher regulations & braver politicians — is in ALL of our lanes. https://t.co/Kmow9rMe6X
In the last 10 years the majority’s solution in Harrisburg for getting illegal guns off the street has been (1)putting guns in schools and (2)giving the NRA the right to sue cities that pass their own gun laws to protect their citizens. #EnoughIsEnough— Larry Farnese (@larryfarnese) August 15, 2019
Press briefing: North Philadelphia shooting incident https://t.co/j32EhAD7hr— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) August 15, 2019
With six officers shot in Philadelphia —— Giffords (@GiffordsCourage) August 15, 2019
This is an important time to remember that guns are the leading cause of death for law enforcement. https://t.co/Bp1cpHthLq
We can and must do more to protect our officers and all Philadelphians. This incident is a a harsh reminder of the devastating reality Americans face every day. Guns have flooded American cities, leading to senseless and preventable violence.— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) August 15, 2019
In fact, as dozens of officers were responding to the North Philadelphia incident last night, others in South Philly were responding to another shooting—a fatal one.— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) August 15, 2019
It didn’t draw national attention, but it happens daily in this city and many others across the nation.
Our officers need help. They need help keeping these weapons out of the wrong hands. No one should have access to the kind of weapons and fire power that we saw last night in North Philadelphia.— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) August 15, 2019
In January, we launched a series of anti-violence programs that we believe can make a difference.— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) August 15, 2019
But as I’ve said before, we here in City government can only do so much. Meaningful gun control legislation will save lives—the lives of residents and of those sworn to protect us.
Incidents like this should not keep happening—not in our city, not in our country.— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) August 15, 2019
State and federal lawmakers: Step up, or step aside. Help our officers and our children.
And if you choose not to help us, get out of the way. Allow cities to enact our own solutions.
To our residents who are fed up: Find out what you can do to support meaningful gun control policies by using our action guide. https://t.co/TVxnsYSDiZ— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) August 15, 2019
2 days, 2 shootings, 2 neighborhoods traumatized, 2 miles from each other on the same street.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) August 16, 2019
This is unacceptable. It’s time to act. This morning, I’ll sign an executive order on gun violence in PA. Next, we must pass gun safety legislation. https://t.co/f2gtMga8LD
Thank you, @GovernorTomWolf, for this executive order. As we saw this week, and as we see far too often in Philadelphia and cities everywhere, gun violence is a public health and public safety crisis.— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) August 16, 2019
The General Assembly must support this effort with gun safety legislation. https://t.co/RnctayrOxt
Victim Services will be extending resources to @PhillyPolice who responded & were injured during the Nicetown shooting. We salute & thank each officer for their courage & professionalism. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your families and we wish you a speedy recovery! pic.twitter.com/DUY4gf8SUe— Philadelphia DAO (@philadao) August 16, 2019
As I said yesterday to our state and federal lawmakers: Step up—or step aside. https://t.co/ooTleDWKVj— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) August 16, 2019