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: Trial Starts Monday For Gilbert Newton III, Philadelphia Teen Accused Of Killing Ex-Girlfriend Morgan McCaffrey
“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: Philadelphia Seniors Treated To Night Out, Musical At Walnut Street Theatre
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: Police Searching For Gunmen After Shots Fired Near Chester High School Football Game
All six police officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were released from the hospital Wednesday night.