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November 09, 2018

Suspect charged in shooting of Philadelphia police officer

The incident occurred in Kensington on Wednesday

Investigations Philadelphia Police
11072018_officer_shot_PPD Source/Philadelphia Police Department

Philadelphia police Officer Paul Sulock, a 10-year veteran of the force, was shot in the leg in Kensington on Wednesday morning. He is listed in stable condition at Temple University Hospital.

A man has been charged in the alleged shooting of a Philadelphia police officer.

Jerome Hill was formally charged by the District Attorney’s Office in connection with Wednesday's shooting of Officer Paul Sulock in Kensington

Sulock, 31, a 10-year veteran assigned to the 24th District, was wounded in the leg after he and his partner encountered two men in an armed altercation in the area of G and Madison streets, police said.

“Video and testimonial evidence clearly shows Hill fired multiple shots at two Philadelphia Police Officers, striking Officer Sulock in the leg,” the DA’s office said in a release Friday.

Sulock was discharged from Temple University Hospital Thursday. 

Hill is charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault on law enforcement and three counts of aggravated assaults, in addition to related offenses.

A second man also has been charged in connection with the incident. James Gauthney is charged with hindering apprehension, obstruction of justice, and unsworn falsification, according to the DA’s office.

Both men are currently in custody.

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