Suspects Charged With Murder In Shooting Death Of Philadelphia Police Officer

CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia Police officer who was buying a gift for his son as a reward for good grades was shot and killed during a shootout with two suspects who were trying to rob a video game store in North Philadelphia Thursday.

The suspects, who are brothers, have been charged with first-degree murder, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said.

The fallen officer has been identified as Officer Robert Wilson III, an eight-year veteran of the force.

The incident happened at about 4:40 p.m. at the GameStop store at 22nd Street and Lehigh Avenue.

According to Ramsey, Officer Wilson, who was in full uniform, went into the store to buy his nine-year-old son a video game as a reward for good grades in school.

While Officer Wilson was in line, investigators say the two suspects entered the store and announced a robbery.

Police say Officer Wilson engaged the suspects…

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