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The Philadelphia police shooting suspect was working as a federal informant, report says

to connectVideoEight-hour stand-off in Philadelphia, the leafs and six of the officers were injured

A suspect in Philadelphia in a shootout, leaving six officers injured and has a long rap sheet, a former Fairfield, Ct police chief Gary MacNamara, the former assistant district attorney Phillip Holloway to weigh in.

The Philadelphia man accused of shooting six police officers during a long, chaotic stand-off in the previous week, the period of time as a federal informant, supplying information to the authorities about a shooter game, which led to his arrest,” a report said, quoting one of his former lawyers.

Maurice Hill, who is facing multiple counts of attempted murder, aggravated assault and other charges in connection with the Aug. 14 incident, has been known for a long time to record.

But during the course of the judgment in the 2008 case, in which he entered a guilty plea for felon in possession of a firearm — and it was revealed that he was a federal informant, according to documents obtained by the news web site of The action.

Maurice Hill gave himself over to the authorities, just after midnight, after the shooting and hours-long stand-off.
(Philadelphia Police Department/Bill Trenwith, via AP)

“He has testified before the Grand Jury twice, was willing to testify at trial, and the information about a famous journey that led to an arrest,” Hill’s attorney, Wayne Maynard, reportedly wrote in a sentencing memorandum filed in the U.s. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. “He has been cooperating with the Government and with the information provided, and will most likely continue to imperil his own safety and that of his family.”

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Hill was taken into custody last week after allegedly shooting at six police officers with an AR-15 rifle, while the officers were trying to serve a drug warrant.

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