Homicide

Video of slain officer's heroics during store shootout may be shown at suspects' court hearing

  • FILE - This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Carlton Hipps. Two brothers charged with killing a Philadelphia police officer during a shootout inside a video game store each struck the officer with a potentially lethal shot, prosecutors said Wednesday, May 20, 2015,  as the suspects waived their preliminary hearing. Hipps, 29, and half brother Ramone Williams, 25, together fired six bullets that struck Officer Robert Wilson. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)

    FILE - This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Carlton Hipps. Two brothers charged with killing a Philadelphia police officer during a shootout inside a video game store each struck the officer with a potentially lethal shot, prosecutors said Wednesday, May 20, 2015, as the suspects waived their preliminary hearing. Hipps, 29, and half brother Ramone Williams, 25, together fired six bullets that struck Officer Robert Wilson. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Ramone Williams.  Two brothers charged with killing a Philadelphia police officer during a shootout inside a video game store each struck the officer with a potentially lethal shot, prosecutors said Wednesday, May 20, 2015,  as the suspects waived their preliminary hearing. Williams, 25, and half brother Carlton Hipps, 29 together fired six bullets that struck Officer Robert Wilson. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)

    FILE - This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Ramone Williams. Two brothers charged with killing a Philadelphia police officer during a shootout inside a video game store each struck the officer with a potentially lethal shot, prosecutors said Wednesday, May 20, 2015, as the suspects waived their preliminary hearing. Williams, 25, and half brother Carlton Hipps, 29 together fired six bullets that struck Officer Robert Wilson. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)  (The Associated Press)

A video showing a police officer taking on two gunmen before he was killed in a Philadelphia store robbery may be played at a preliminary hearing.

Prosecutors say two men charged with murder in the case are each responsible for the March 5 death of Officer Robert Wilson III. The defendants are 29-year-old ex-convict Carlton Hipps and 25-year-old Ramone Williams, his half-brother. They'll be in court on Wednesday.

Police officials have widely praised Wilson's efforts to protect customers and overtake the gunmen during the holdup of a Game Stop store in North Philadelphia.

They say the 30-year-old officer had gone inside to do a security check and buy a gift for his son's upcoming 10th birthday.

The police department has since named an award for valor after Wilson.