Sunday, August 18, 2019

8 Hours Of Chaos Minute By Minute, How A Standoff In North Philadelphia Left Six Cops Wounded And A City Reeling.

David Gambacorta at the Philadelphia Inquirer offers a big piece on the standoff between a gunman and the Philadelphia Police.

They were trapped, and they knew it. Edward Wright and James Wheeler, two veteran police officers, were stuck in separate rooms on the second floor of a Tioga rowhouse, along with three people in handcuffs — collateral from a drug bust that had gone to hell in a hurry. A madman was below them on the first floor, and helicopters were hovering overhead. They could hear him pacing, talking to a woman on the phone. And then the house would fill with the sound of thunder, as he shot at Wright and Wheeler through the floor. This was a game of geometry and chance: How long did they have before a bullet found one of them? 

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