Police Officer Tragically Killed In A Philly GameStop Shootout
We'd rather not start your week off with a tragedy but the news is rarely pretty.
Sadly, a Philadelphia police officer was killed during a shootout in an attempted robbery at a GameStop store.
According to an NBC Philadelphia report (via Polygon), officer Robert Wilson III died while attempting to buy a gift for his 8-year-old son, a reward for good school performance. He was at a GameStop doing a routine security check and he figured he'd get a present then. Unfortunately, two armed men entered the store with the idea of robbing it and a firefight ensued.
Wilson, only 30, was shot multiple times at close range and killed by a shot to the head. Said Philadelphia Police Homicide Capt. Darrell Clark:
"The officer was a hero and a warrior--he fought until the very, very end--firing at both of them."
The suspects were soon caught and are charged with first-degree murder, along with the attempted murder of Wilson's partner, Damien Stephenson. Both suspects have been arrested in the past and one was out on parole.
If you're interested, a trust fund has been set up for Wilson's family.
3/8/2015 9:15:48 PM Ben Dutka