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.READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE: Teen Pilot Who Landed Plane On Bridge In Ocean City Shares How He Survived New Mexico Plane Crash
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.READ MORE: Police: 4-Year-Old In Stable But Critical Condition After Being Struck By SUV In West Philly
He says Wilson is widely recognized as a hero.MORE NEWS: Jordan Burnham Turns Suicide Attempt Into Years Of Advocacy As Teens Face Epidemic Of Depression
“He shielded and directed the gunfire towards him, so that other people could leave that store safely that day,” he said.