PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A new trial date has been set for the suspect in the worst mass shooting of Philadelphia police officers in city history. Maurice Hill, 38, faces dozens of charges of attempted murder.
Six officers were shot during a seven-hour standoff on Aug. 14, 2019, in the city’s Nicetown-Tioga section.READ MORE: Timberwolves Spoil Embiid's 76ers Return With 2OT Victory
Hill also faces 62 attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting at 62 other officers on the scene.
Officers were serving a narcotics warrant when Hill allegedly opened fire. He then barricaded himself inside with a handgun and a military-style AR-15 rifle. At one point during the barricade, two officers were trapped inside the home with Hill.READ MORE: 'It's Just Too Much.' Neighbors Remember 51-Year-Old Gunned Down In Poplar
The standoff between Hill and police lasted several hours until officers used tear gas to get him out of the house.MORE NEWS: Caught On Camera: Fire Rips Through Vacant Bar In Penns Grove, New Jersey