PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A hearing has been rescheduled for two suspects accused of murdering a Philadelphia police officer.
Brothers Carlton Hipps and Ramone Williams had their hearing rescheduled on Monday. They have been charged with the March 5, 2015 shooting murder of Officer Robert Wilson III.
Wilson was inside of a North Philadelphia Gamestop, at 21st Street and Lehigh Avenue, buying a video game for his son as a reward for his good grades.
“For Robert Wilson’s family, it opens old wounds, not that they have ever closed yet because there is no closure, but our hearts are with them,” said FOP President John McNesby.
He says Wilson is widely recognized as a hero.
“He shielded and directed the gunfire towards him, so that other people could leave that store safely that day,” he said.