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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 05:38 PM

At Least 4 Philly Officers Shot, Massive Police Presence in Nicetown

Source: NBC

At least four Philadelphia police officers were shot in the city's Nicetown section Wednesday afternoon, officials said, prompting a massive response to the North Philadelphia neighborhood. At least one suspect is in custody.

Frantic calls from responding officers came in around 4:30 p.m., according to audio obtained via Broadcastify.

"Officer calls for everything you got. SWAT, long gun," a law enforcement officer can be heard saying on the audio. "I got an officer shot."

SkyForce10 was over the scene as an unidentified gunman fired at dozens of police officers nearly 30 minutes after officers descended on the corner of 15th and Butler streets.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Gunman-Shoots-Police-Officer-in-Nicetown-Tioga-542724941.html%3famp=y



Running gun battle.


LISTEN HERE



https://m.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/4603


edit - just heard FAA is restricting airspace near incident.

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Reply At Least 4 Philly Officers Shot, Massive Police Presence in Nicetown (Original post)
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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 05:53 PM

1. very sad

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:09 PM

4. Terrible.



I love Phillie.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 05:53 PM

2. Up to 6 officers injured.

(just updated to 6 officers injured)

They were apparently serving a warrant at a house and things went wild. Sounds like they poked a hornet's nest.

Local news radio said that the helicopters overhead were told to move away because obviously the shooters are determining where the perimeters are based on how the helicopters are positioned.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:08 PM

3. FAA is restricting airspace



Still shooting going on.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:12 PM

7. Yup.

One of the local reporters here (Justin Udo on KYW radio) said that he heard a round of shots just before he went on the air with his update - and that was about 10 minutes ago.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:34 PM

39. Not directly because of that

The FAA routinely issues a Temporary Flight Restriction when police helicopters are working a big event. It keeps the news helicopters and sight seers out of the way.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #39)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:09 PM

44. The police apparently have drones over the area now

(based on the feed about 30 minutes ago)

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:09 PM

5. Injuries are reported as not life threatening

But it is still going on

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Response to mainstreetonce (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:13 PM

8. Yup - I live in Philly and am listening on the local news radio

Ugh.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:10 PM

6. Police Commissioner now saying that 2 officers are "trapped" inside the house

(am assuming the house where the warrant was being served)


Multiple Philly police officers wounded in active shootout near Temple University’s health campus

by Robert Moran, Updated: 6 minutes ago


At least five police officers were shot in a confrontation with possibly two gunmen Wednesday afternoon in the Tioga section of North Philadelphia. The first report of shots fired came at 4:30 p.m. in the 3700 block of North 15th Street, police said.

Initially, police said there was one shooter inside a house on the block still firing shots shortly before 5 p.m. Later, police said they believed there were two shooters inside.

One officer was struck in the head but was conscious and communicating, police said. The second officer was hit in one or both arms. A third officer was shot, possibly in the arm. A fourth officer also was shot. Three officers were taken to Temple University Hospital, and one was being treated at Einstein Medical Center. Shortly after 5:30 p.m., a fifth officer was hit by gunfire. Police said the injury was minor.

Two officers remain remain trapped in the house, police said.

https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/police-officers-shot-north-philadelphia-20190814.html

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:16 PM

9. Easy access to guns.

The criminals probably have more firepower than the police.

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Response to Doug.Goodall (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:18 PM

10. GUNMAN IS LIVESTREAMING ON FACEBOOK



Holy shit, what a mess...

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Response to Doug.Goodall (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:20 PM

11. I seriously doubt



Phillie cops being outgunned.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:23 PM

13. Police on the scene radioed for help

"Officer calls for everything you got. SWAT, long gun,"

Sounds like the criminals are using more than a revolver.

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Response to Doug.Goodall (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:28 PM

14. People who live on the street say it was definitely some type of "automatic" firing going on

although I expect it is still considered (by aficionados) a "semi-automatic" weapon being used.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:35 PM

18. Or bump stocks.



Very fortunate no fatalities yet.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:51 PM

23. For some reason

I don't think the gang-bangers do what I would consider "vanity" bump stock type of stuff. But whoever is shooting may have some good sized magazines of ammunition and/or may be using multiple weapons. I only say this because the way these small one-way streets are setup, usually with 60 row-homes per block, there is probably quite a bit of echo going on with sounds like gun fire making it sound like more shots fired than actually was... Of course when this is all over they will be doing all the investigations and ballistics, etc., to confirm.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #23)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:54 PM

27. Used to spend summers in South Philly


It is as you describe!

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #27)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:04 PM

33. Yeah this is a very "residential" city

and they did quite a bit of housing construction between WWI and WWII so lots of small streets lined with houses. Where I live is not as concentrated in terms of residential housing.

My great-grandparents used to live in South Philly.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #33)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:12 PM

52. 6th and Cross area here!



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Response to orangecrush (Reply #52)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:34 PM

54. My great-grandparents were on the west side of Broad in South Philly - around 17th and Dickerson.

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Response to Doug.Goodall (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:32 PM

15. AR 15's and handguns



Last report.

Narco cops are trapped in building.

Swat commander got pissed, told all units to stay out of his area of operations or they will have a problem!

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:58 PM

30. Someone was just shooting just now on the live feed.

Semi-auto, or select fire in semi-auto mode.
(Cops are fleeing.)

It's funny how people interpret information. The reporter said two or three shots, I counted 8.

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Response to Doug.Goodall (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:42 PM

20. Clearly, but police (specifically SWAT) have access to everything. Things no non-LEO can buy

at all, legally in the US.

There is zero chance they are actually 'out-gunned' now that SWAT is on scene.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:51 PM

22. Agree 100%

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:53 PM

25. I heard on the radio here that one of the injured was a SWAT officer.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #25)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:54 PM

26. Entirely possible.

Having access to gear does not ensure a good outcome.

Anything from training, to luck can screw you over.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #26)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:21 PM

37. I think it was because they responded

right when the shooter was apparently really pissed and literally got caught in the crossfire.

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Response to Doug.Goodall (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:15 PM

46. you have to wonder how the criminals think they have a way to win

I mean, no matter how much they outgun the police, the cops have essentially unlimited backup. Starting a gunfight like this is suicidal in the end. Are they running on the same kind of hate as one of those mass shooters?

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Response to paulkienitz (Reply #46)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:09 PM

49. I expect that with those who particpate in sophisticated criminal operations like this

and have that type of weaponry, they "report to" someone up the food chain and it becomes a choice between protecting the boss's assets or die trying (by cop or by a "hit" ordered by the organization against them and/or their families).

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:22 PM

12. Philly police tweets



TEXT
Eric Gripp

@PPDEricGripp

UPDATE: Suspect is still firing. SIX (6) PPD Officers shot - at area hospitals with non life threatening injuries. Additional officers also receiving treatment for non-gunshot injuries. Continue to avoid area. Situation is active and ongoing.
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6:18 PM - Aug 14, 2019

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:34 PM

16. Thanks



Stay away from Nicetown, everyone.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:34 PM

17. Thank you for the updates

Stay safe my friend.



I'm not sure how to stop this terror, but it's got to end.

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:36 PM

19. Reports indicate



This is drug related.

A narcotics bust that stumbled into a hornets nest.

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:46 PM

21. I am about 6 miles north of there

This type of thing is not the "lone wolf" kook but the gang-related type stuff that is what many urban areas deal with. But the common denominator is access to these types of high-powered weapons by criminals.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #21)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:53 PM

24. Stay safe!




Hopefully this will end with no death.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #24)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:55 PM

28. Thanks! I'm quite a distance from there

but am monitoring on the radio. Had no idea what was going on until I got a text from one of my cousins who lives in Atlanta asking what the hell was going on here - and I got a breaking news banner pop up for the Philly Inquirer right at that moment.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #28)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:58 PM

31. I'm in Erie Pa.


I have the Gordon Edwards scanner from playstore on my phone.

When over a set # of people are listening to a scanner anywhere in the U.S., I get an alert telling me something is going on, and I tune in.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #31)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:15 PM

36. You are on the diagonally opposite side of the state from here

Probably a good place to be at the moment.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:58 PM

29. Great news that it's non-life-threatening injuries

I can only hope there is no loss of life in this craziness.

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Response to Yeehah (Reply #29)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:58 PM

32. Agree 100%.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:07 PM

34. The Guns of Nicetown

When they kick at your front door
How you gonna come?
With your hands on your head
Or on the trigger of your gun

When the law break in
How you gonna go?
Shot down on the pavement
Or waiting on death row

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #34)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:10 PM

51. ....




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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:11 PM

35. Latest tweet from Philly Police (social media rep) -



TEXT
Eric Gripp
‏Verified account @PPDEricGripp

Officers are attempting to communicate with the shooter; imploring him to surrender and avoid further injuries.
4:06 PM - 14 Aug 2019


The local news radio station (KYW) also played a portion of the police radio recording they obtained when it first started. They listed the house address as 3715 N. 15th street (so you can put that address into Google and see a street view of the house and the rest of the little street).

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:34 PM

38. Update tweet



TEXT

Eric Gripp

@PPDEricGripp

Officers continue to attempt to communicate with suspect; suspect is still firing at officers. STAY AWAY FROM THE AREA.
81
7:29 PM - Aug 14, 2019


Radio report did confirm a "drug-related" warrant.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:34 PM

40. The shooter shot through the floor

in the house at the cops and an officer could still be in there. Poor Phila (my home town).

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:37 PM

41. live link via voa news.

&app=desktop

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:53 PM

42. Police radio feed indicating they have a couple drones in air near the house

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:07 PM

43. Brief presser with police commissioner and mayor just concluded

latest tweet -



TEXT
Eric Gripp
‏Verified account @PPDEricGripp

.@PPDCommish "We are trying to get him to come out peacefully, but he is refusing to do so."
5:01 PM - 14 Aug 2019

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:14 PM

45. I just spoke

with my cousin who lives fairly close by. She said it's very tense all around.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #45)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:09 PM

50. Understandably so.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:47 PM

47. UPDATE: Two officers trapped in the house (per WPVI-TV)

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:53 PM

48. There is a band of heavy rain and a thunderstorm pushing south over where I live in Philly

and if it holds together and continues moving to the southeast, that neighborhood is going to be deluged probably within the next hour or so.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #48)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:13 PM

53. What a mess



Hope this ends with no fatalities.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #53)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:35 PM

55. Yeah - the local reports on the radio here said that the rain has moved in there

If anything, that might chase the spectators away...

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:36 PM

56. Radio now reporting that the 2 officers that were trapped in the house are now out.

Updated tweet -



TEXT
Eric Gripp

@PPDEricGripp

Update: 2 PPD Officers who were in house with shooter have been safely evacuated by PPD SWAT. Suspect is still armed and inside house. Continue to avoid the area.
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9:36 PM - Aug 14, 2019

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:06 PM

57. Latest update after another presser - 3 more people who were in the house were able to get out



TEXT
Eric Gripp
‏Verified account @PPDEricGripp

.@PPDCommish Ross: the officers and additional prisoners that were inside of the house with the shooter were safely evacuated. The shooter remains armed inside
9:59 PM - 14 Aug 2019

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #57)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:27 PM

60. Some good news

At least the hostages are safe now.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:21 PM

58. Additional updates



TEXT
Eric Gripp

@PPDEricGripp

UPDATE: ALL six officers who were shot have been released from area hospitals. One Officer is being admitted for injuries sustained in a vehicle crash related to the incident. Situation remains active and ongoing.
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10:11 PM - Aug 14, 2019

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Thu Aug 15, 2019, 12:24 AM

61. Update- gunman in custody

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 12:26 AM

62. Good news. All people in the building removed by stealth measures after 5 hours..

4 women said "the police - they kept us safe". Only the shooter remains inside. All police released from hospital.

https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/08/14/us/philadelphia-shooting/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 04:55 AM

63. As noted - shooter in custody



TEXT
Eric Gripp

@PPDEricGripp

UPDATE: Suspect is in custody. SWAT is still clearing the house
2,315
12:08 AM - Aug 15, 2019


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, Updated: August 15, 2019- 2:14 AM

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. And then, just after midnight, a suspect left the home and was placed into police custody.

After Hill’s surrender, Johnson said in an interview with CBS3 that Hill called him around 8:30 p.m. on his personal phone “in a panic." “I told him, ‘you gotta surrender, man,’” said Johnson, who added that he has known Hill for about a decade.

Hill’s history in the adult criminal justice system began in 2001 when he was 18 and was arrested with a gun that had an altered serial number. 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.

https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-police-shootings-six-shot-suspect-maurice-hill-20190815.html

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #63)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 06:04 PM

64. Good

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