Homicide

Police: 2 brothers charged in death of Philadelphia officer shot during a robbery

  • This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Ramone Williams. Police identified Willams and his brother, Carlton Hipps, on Friday, March 6, 2015, as suspects arrested for the murder of Police Officer Robert Wilson III during a gunfight in a robbery attempt on Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)

    This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Ramone Williams. Police identified Willams and his brother, Carlton Hipps, on Friday, March 6, 2015, as suspects arrested for the murder of Police Officer Robert Wilson III during a gunfight in a robbery attempt on Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Carlton Hipps. Police identified Hipps and his brother, Ramone Williams, on Friday, March 6, 2015, as suspects arrested for the murder of Police Officer Robert Wilson III during a gunfight in a robbery attempt on Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)

    This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Carlton Hipps. Police identified Hipps and his brother, Ramone Williams, on Friday, March 6, 2015, as suspects arrested for the murder of Police Officer Robert Wilson III during a gunfight in a robbery attempt on Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)  (The Associated Press)

Philadelphia's police commissioner says two brothers have been charged with murder in the death of an officer who was gunned down during a video game store robbery.

Commissioner Charles Ramsey said Friday morning that one suspect is a 24-year-old with a prior arrest for aggravated assault. His 29-year-old brother is on parole for robbery.

Police will have a news conference Friday to discuss the case and identify the brothers.

The two have been charged in the fatal shooting of Officer Robert Wilson III.

Ramsey says the 30-year-old officer was in a north Philadelphia GameStop buying a video game for his son when two suspects entered and announced a robbery. The eight-year veteran was shot multiple times, but was able to wound one of the suspects.

Wilson died two hours later.