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Suspect Who Shot Six Philly Cops Identified — Here’s Everything We Know

After allegedly shooting six Philadelphia police officers during an over seven-hour standoff from his apartment building, the shooting suspect surrendered Wednesday night after calling his lawyer “in a panic” and was taken into police custody.

On Wednesday, police identified the suspect as a 36-year-old African-American man from Philadelphia with a lengthy rap sheet dating back to when he was 18 that includes gun, drug, and aggravated assault convictions and kidnapping and attempted murder charges (his name is here withheld due to Daily Wire policy on mass shootings).

“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,” The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. After he shot six police officers, all of whom are expected to recover, authorities spent several hours attempting to get him to surrender. He finally gave himself up at around midnight.

NBC Philadelphia reports that around midnight, a member of the SWAT team shot tear gas into the suspect’s apartment; he soon walked out of his home and was taken into custody by police. “He had a gun on him at the time, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said,” NBC notes.

Shaka Johnson, the lawyer of the suspect, spoke with the Inquirer Wednesday night, confirming that his client was the man involved in the shootout. “My client is requesting me to come to the scene,” said Johnson.

In an interview after the suspect surrendered, Johnson told CBS that his client had called him around 8:30 p.m. “in a panic.” “I told him, ‘You gotta surrender, man,'” Johnson told the press.

The suspect was first taken to Temple University Hospital for evaluation, before being released to police custody Thursday morning, NBC reports.

Johnson says his client is likely to be charged with six counts of attempted murder and aggravated assault.

Those charges would add to an already lengthy list of charges tracing back to 2001, when the suspect was first arrested at age 18 for possessing a gun with an altered serial number. The Inquirer provides a summary of his numerous arrests and convictions:

Public records show that he has been arrested about a dozen times since turning 18, and convicted six times on charges that involved illegal possession of guns, drug dealing, and aggravated assault. He has been in and out of prison; the longest sentence handed him came in 2010, when a federal judge gave him a 55-month term.

And, his record would indicate, he does not like to go to prison. In 2008, he was convicted of escaping, fleeing from police, and resisting arrest. Along the way, he beat criminal charges on everything from kidnapping to attempted murder.

His 2010 federal prison sentence came after he pled guilty in 2008 to federal firearms violations for illegally possessing a Smith & Wesson .357 and a Taurus PT .45 semiautomatic, the Inquirer notes. He was also convicted in 2013 of perjury and given seven years probation. But even on probation, he racked up more charges, including fleeing officers on an unregistered scooter, putting pedestrians at risk, charges for which he was eventually acquitted. He arrested again in October 2014 on charges of drug possession and false imprisonment but somehow managed to “beat” those charges as well.

A version of this story appears on the Daily Wire website.

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78 Comments
  • MReeves says:

    We need to go back to public hanging as a example to others

  • Reggie says:

    What ever happened to our justice system?

  • Barbara M. Voit says:

    I hope that this is a proof that Dealing Drugs is not a “minor” offense, as Obama and his cronies once said.

  • DS says:

    Why was he not in prison ?????

  • Mary says:

    This POS has gotten away with too much throughout the years. He thinks that he’s “Untouchable”.
    So he keeps doing it again and again.

    ENOUGH!
    Put this Gorilla in Prison and no bail. No Parole.
    Throw the key away.

    There’s no getting off on this incident.
    Wish I was the prosecutor.

  • MICHAEL G YANKO says:

    Our justice system is broken. Why is someone that has a lengthy rap sheet dating back to when he was 18 that includes gun, drug, and aggravated assault convictions and kidnapping and attempted murder charges even still around? We need an unmanned prison island for people like this. No guards, no cells, no medical, and no benefits. “Here’s a fishing pole and a spear. Good luck.”

    • Dude says:

      And all the crackheads in the neighborhood are protesting his arrest so they can continue their addiction that is killing their children 👎

    • O bummer says:

      Because he’s a victim All black inner city youth are victims. not from white supremacy but from decietful corrupt democrats

      • Leslie Stevenson says:

        No he is a violent asshole. Too bad the cops didn’t put one in his ear. Obama started all this shit.

      • Donna Dow says:

        He’s not a victim. His problems are self made. Just because you grow up poor or in a certain area doesn’t mean that you have to be a criminal. Life is about choices – it’s that way for everybody. You choose to make something of your life or you don’t. Nobody can do it for you…. you have to do it yourself.

      • Guy Clericy says:

        …and deceitful supposedly call ‘Family”

      • Sherry says:

        He is NOT a victim. He is a follower that would rather pity himself along with all the other Democratic sheeple. The cops that were shot and the children learning from him are the victims!

    • Yvette says:

      Or maybe we should have a Military prison, Train them and then send them over sea’s to fight ISIS so we can bring our good guys home!!

      • spatin says:

        Why would you want someone like that to be trained by the military? He is dangerous enough already.

      • Sandy Miller says:

        Are you kidding? Someone like him would join ISIS and fight against us. He has proven he is totally criminal minded.

      • CharlieSeattle says:

        Laughable Leftist Delusion.

        • Yvette says:

          I hope you are not calling me a Leftist F**K that and F**K U, I just thought that if we send them over and they get killed who cares, I don’t want my tax dollars paying for his housing and 3 square meals a day!

    • John l Byrne says:

      we have remote islands off the coast of Australia surrounded by man-eating sharks–a good drop off point.

    • Robin says:

      I was just telling my brother-in-law this same thing.

    • CharlieSeattle says:

      The Democrats protect muslims.

  • Alice says:

    Gun control wackos will be revived today. Drug heads will still run crazy.

  • scot_belle says:

    IMHO…this the blatant evidence that
    ….criminals do NOT follow any gun Laws.
    The rest of my thoughts are…unprintable.

  • Cecelia says:

    Looks like the judicial system let him off once too often and got 6 cops shot.

  • Mike says:

    STONE HIM!

  • O bummer says:

    What an outstanding citizen. Arrested only 18 times since he turned 18 Another Obama shining example of a failed policy by demoncrats

  • fmmt47 says:

    Hey, looks like one of those white supremists!

  • Yvette says:

    Why in the hell didn’t they shoot that POS!! He shot 6 cops and they just arrest him WTF!! I bet he is one of the guys Obama released!!

  • Guest says:

    If our justice system did their job and kept this career criminal behind bars where he should have been for life with his record, his evil wouldn’t have surfaced again!

  • Arlene says:

    Bye-bye!

  • Gary says:

    He is 36 year old Maurice Hill.

  • William Conley says:

    Our awesome legal system in action folks guys been a damn violent felon since he was 18 and he’s walking the streets free at 36 shooting six police officers. Here’s my question why didn’t they shoot his ass dead the moment he walked into target range. He had a gun on him case closed you aren’t getting screwed when he’s still got the same gun he shot six officers with still on his person. I agree with one post bring back public executions bet you that shit would straighten up a lot of these criminals.

  • LJP says:

    Democrats will blame him on Trump. Or they wont care because police were harmed.

  • Anneke9 says:

    “a lengthy rap sheet dating back to when he was 18”

    I’m willing to bet he has a juvenile rap sheet as well.

  • Derrell says:

    Move along, folks. No gun control noise here. Just some poor black, gun totin’, victim of white supremacy exercising his “right” to act out on society…

    Is there real “hate” in America? Oh yes, indeed. All those phobes ramped up to be something they are not. But the REAL hatred in America is FOR America – by the leftist Americphobes! Americphobia is running ramped across our land!! “You” (leftist liars) claim I hate a host of “victimized” minorities – which is summarily false. But, truth, you hate America!!!!!!!

  • DADDY K says:

    If obama had a son, he would look like this guy.

  • William Glenn Munson says:

    Here it is folks how the system is a scam it was life before for kidnapping and five years for a felon to be in possession of a fire arm and he had two and how does he not stay in prison and what happen to the three strikes ??? what you see if wasting our Tax money paying these Judges and big salary and retirement too

  • HOFFHACK says:

    ANOTHER POOR “GENTLE GIANT!!!!!!!”

  • Janet says:

    Why is his name with held, is he from a different country. Maybe, with all those things he has committed he should have been in the slammer long ago, what is going on with these judges, slap on the wrist is not doing much good, waiting for him to. Actually killing someone before they keep him in for LIFE

    • kb says:

      Check the net. He is black , a career criminal, Philly native I would suspect and his name is all over the place. This is what you get with demorats in charge and dumb ass judges who legislate from the bench.

  • spatin says:

    I just don’t understand why the swat team(s) didn’t just storm the building and kill him dead, especially after he shot six cops. Now, after about a million dollars in legal costs, he will plead and get a few years. No justice.

    • Jody says:

      Because the police are too afraid to shoot at blacks anymore, that would be why..

    • Kb says:

      There were two Police Officers trapped in the building. Until later in the stand off there were 4 people on the second floor who couldn’t get out. There were kids across the street in the line of fire. What I want to know is who got those weapons for him? He sure didn’t pass a background check…..This is why the gun control people are so full of shit that criminals will follow the law.

    • Jamie says:

      You wouldn’t want to deprive all those defense lawyers of the massive amount of taxpayer funded fees, would you? We all saw how upset Epstein’s lawyer was after the pedophile got whacked.

  • ChuckB says:

    Poster Boy for Capital punishment.

  • Marilyn says:

    Why was he free? Do criminals get punished anymore? It’s just ridiculous.

    • Sickofliberals says:

      Yes criminals get punished. Just not the liberal ones. Now I am wondering what the backlash of the murder of Epstein is gonna bring to the surface? Nothing because to many people does he have blackmail on. He was simply murdered by the people he had all the dirt on. I’m sure the clintons are on his list considering his painting on the wall.

  • angelshot9876 says:

    This animal needs life in prison no more slaps on the wrist

  • Lonny says:

    But it’s the guns fault right democrats? Try again. Better be locked up for A Long time now.

  • rose says:

    district attorneys must get plea bargains because all black or mostly black juries will let black criminals go. O.J trial changed society forever,,,no amount of evidence is enough.black jurors think they have to let them go to make up for racist white juries of the past.

    • Jody says:

      Oh but wait, I thought only black men got locked up and for longer sentences? The real reason is they have a long rap sheet and do get longer sentences because of that very reason. I watch TV shows and they drop lines like “you know they love to lock up our black men” etc. They are brainwashing the masses with their crap.

  • Leslie Stevenson says:

    Released on how many crimes? Career criminal, and attemped murderer. Seems to me a trial is a waste of tax payer money when , a 9mm in the ear is quite cheap.Take out the damn trash! the police were getting pelted with trash..thank that POS Obam for all this racial bullshit.

  • Sandy Miller says:

    The man has a horrid track record of illegal activity. Why keep releasing him when they know it’s a matter of time before he is back in trouble. Hopefully this time he will never see the light of day outside prison walls again.

  • Red says:

    A typical, career criminal mutt who should have been jailed a long time ago. But I’m sure his family thinks he’s just understood.

  • John Boyd says:

    He should be dead. Period!

  • Tom says:

    More incompetent, reckless judges allowing revolving door justice.

  • Mike says:

    It’s a shame they didn’t just kill that worthless piece of shit why feed him he’s no good to society it’s time to put him in his box

  • Jody says:

    If this was a white dude, he would be on every damn news channel..

  • shortie says:

    Too many liberal judges let him off too many times in the past.
    Instead of more laws, how about enforcing the laws on the books now?

  • ag8tor says:

    Eventually he will be made out to be the victim by the MSM. Why was this guy out of jail to begin with?

  • Jamie says:

    Pretty sure his lawyer phone call went something like, “I’m outa ammo. Now what?”

  • Mary says:

    I so agree. Hey, didn’t I read recently that Trump is looking to buy a very large island? There you go….problem solved! Just saying.

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