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: Flights Canceled, NJ Transit Suspends All Bus Services As Nor'easter Hits Region
“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 Weather: More Than A Foot Of Snow Reported At Jersey Shore As Nor'easter Pummels Region
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: No Arrests Made In South Philadelphia Triple Shooting, Police Say
All six police officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were released from the hospital Wednesday night.