Two men charged in shooting of Philadelphia police officer

Dan Wing
November 09, 2018 - 4:04 pm
Philadelphia Police Officer Paul Sulock

Philadelphia Police Department

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Charges have been filed against two men in the shooting of a Philadelphia police officer in Kensington. 

Officer Paul Sulock was shot in the line of duty late Wednesday morning as he broke up a confrontation at G and Madison Streets.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner on Friday announced charges against 29-year-old Jerome Hill and 18-year-old James Gauthney. 

Hill is facing the most serious of the charges; two counts each of attempted murder and aggravated assault on law enforcement, in addition to other related crimes. 

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Hill was being held on $3.3 million bail. Krasner defended that high bail amount when questioned if it was excessive.

"To me it doesn't seem unusual at all," the district attorney said. "This is an extremely serious case in which someone turns and fires at a Philadelphia police officer. I don't see any problem with that."

Gauthney is facing lesser charges, including hindering apprehension. He was being held on $1 million bail. 

The District Attorney's Office did say it was not releasing any more details about what happened the day of the shooting, because more charges could be filed and more suspects could be brought in. Until then, things are being kept under wraps.