President Trump said on Thursday that the suspect was "never allowed to be on the street" during the shooting of six police officers during a stalemate in Philadelphia.
The suspect identified as Maurice Hill (36) has a long The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on convictions for weapons and attempting to avoid arrest. He is now in custody.
PHILADELPHIA SUSTAINED AFTER LONG HOURS WHEN 6 OFFICERS WERE LEFT. "He had a long and very dangerous criminal record. It looked as if he had a good time after being captured and wounded by so many policemen. Long prison sentence – street crime must be tightened.
The suspect allegedly shot and killed six officers during a stalemate that began after two Narcotics Strike Force officials appeared in a multiple dwelling to serve a warrant. who said that the matter "almost immediately went wrong" when the suspect allegedly started to shoot.
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The two policemen were evacuated in separate rooms with several hostages, before being evacuated five hours later. The incident started on Wednesday at 1
All six bullets hit by bullets survived. Ross said it was "a miracle that we do not have multiple police officers killed today."
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After two previous mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, Trump called for Congress to act and, in particular, proposed stricter background controls and red flags. Laws that could prevent potentially dangerous people from obtaining firearms. The Congress is currently on a summer break, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Resisted demands to return the senators prematurely. Upon their return, these measures could be on the agenda.
Fox News & # 39; Vandana Rambaran and Rick Leventhal and The Associated Press contributed to this report.