A gunman surrendered to authorities early Thursday morning, Aug. 15, following a seven-hour standoff with Philadelphia police that left six officers shot.
The shootout started at around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, when police attempted to serve a narcotics warrant at a home in Philadelphia’s Tioga-Nicetown area.
The suspect was identified as Maurice Hill, 36. Charges have not been announced yet.
Maurice wasn’t injured in the shootout, lawyer Shaka Johnson told CBS Philadelphia.
Johnson said Maurice called him to the scene of the standoff while he was barricaded inside.
“Maurice called me in a panic, obviously,” Johnson told the station. “He did not want this to end violently and he really was sort of taking an opportunity to speak his piece. I told him, ‘You gotta surrender, man.”‘
All six Philadelphia officers who were shot had been released from the hospital on Wednesday night. A seventh officer, who was injured in a vehicle crash related to the incident, remained hospitalized.