PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The gunman accused of shooting six Philadelphia police officers during an hours-long standoff in Nicetown-Tioga was arraigned on Saturday morning. Officials charged 36-year-old Maurice Hill with multiple counts of attempted murder, aggravated assault, simple assault, drugs and weapons offenses and other related charges.
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said Thursday that Hill would most likely face enough charges to keep him in jail for life.
“There will be a lot of charges. These are more than enough charges so that Mr. Maurice Hill may never exit jail,” Krasner said.
All six police officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were released from the hospital Wednesday night.
Hill was denied bail.
A preliminary hearing is set for September.
Prosecutors say four other people were also charged in the case. They’re facing drug charges in relation to the shooting.
District Attorney Larry Krasner will hold a press conference on Monday morning to announce the charges against the defendants.
CBS3’s Chantee Lans contributed to this report.