PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Only a handful of people showed up for a controversial rally on Friday night in North Philadelphia to support Maurice Hill, the alleged gunman accused of shooting six Philadelphia police officers. Organizers were expecting 200 to 300 people at the rally.
Earlier in the day, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said police would have to be there too.READ MORE: Seven New Laws Boost Protection For Sexual Assault Victims In New Jersey
“Sadly, we do have to be there, I don’t understand it. There’s certain marches I do understand, this is definitely not one of them,” Ross said.
Hill is still in jail right now while he waits to be arraigned.READ MORE: Danelo Cavalcante Arrested After Killing Ex-Girlfriend In Front Of Her Children, Police Say
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said Thursday Hill will most likely face charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault, among others.
“There will be a lot of charges. These are more than enough charges so that Mr. Maurice Hill may never exit jail,” Krasner said.MORE NEWS: Hammonton Police Searching For Man Wanted For Possible Child Luring Attempt
All six police officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were released from the hospital Wednesday night.