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Video: Philly Officer Slain, 2 Brothers Face Murder Charges

March 06, 2015  | 

VIDEO: 2 Brothers Face Murder Charges in Philly Officer's Shooting Death

Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III, an 8-year veteran with the 22nd District, died from his injuries after he was shot by suspects several times at close range during an attempted robbery inside a North Philadelphia GameStop late Thursday afternoon. The 30-year-old father leaves behind two young children, ages 8 and 1, reports NBC Philadelphia.

Wilson, who was in full uniform, went inside the GameStop at the Hope Plaza Shopping Center around 4:30 p.m. when two men — identified by police as brothers Carlton Hipps, 30; and Ramone Williams, 26 — entered the store as Williams stood at the counter.

"He was making a security check and he was also picking up a gift for his 8-year-old son who had done exceptionally well at school," said Police Capt. Darrell Clark.

"Officer Wilson drew his service weapon and became engaged in a fierce and violent gunbattle with both armed suspects," said Clark. "During this violent encounter, Officer Wilson was shot multiple times in the body and once in his head — that is the shot that ultimately killed him."

Police charged both suspects with first-degree murder in Wilson's death and attempted murder for attacking his partner, Officer Damien Stevenson, said Clark.

Police later recovered the suspects' weapons at the scene of the shooting, a .40-caliber and a 9mm. One of the weapons had an extended clip, allowing the suspect to fire more rounds than usual, officials said. Police also recovered an AK-47 rifle from the Brewerytown home the brothers shared.

Comments (4)

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Joe @ 3/7/2015 9:02 AM

Rest in peace brother.

Vincenzino @ 3/7/2015 7:42 PM

God help us. It is open season on law enforcement thanks to this society's total lack of respect for authority and abject hatred of all law enforcement officers. May God hold you in his arms and comfort your loved ones, Brother. Thank you for your service.

[email protected] @ 3/7/2015 8:03 PM

RIP Officer Wilson, may the scum that killed you pay with their lives. Blues, Stay Safe.

Ted Carreras @ 3/11/2015 12:08 PM

Officer Wilson will find the peace and safety he brought to others now. Prayers for his family at home and on the beat. For the things that did this, there is only one fair outcome. TO THE PAIN!

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