August 24, 2015
A memorial site honoring two fallen Philadelphia police officers of the 22nd Police District was unveiled Saturday in North Philadelphia.
Wilson, an eight-year veteran of the force, was in a North Philly GameStop store in early March buying his son a birthday present when police say brothers Ramone Wilson, 24, and Carlton Hipps, 29, entered with semi-automatic guns and announced a robbery.
According to police, a shooting broke out between the two suspects and Wilson, who continued to defend the store's patrons, firing back even after being hit multiple times with gunfire. He died as a result of his injuries.
To honor the officers, fellow 22nd District Officer and artist Jonathan Mangual constructed realistic statues of the two men standing tall in full uniform and encased in glass.