New video released of suspects wanted in murder of Philadelphia police officer's son

The City of Philadelphia and FOP Lodge #5 are offering a combined $30,000 reward for info leading to an arrest.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Officials are searching for two suspects wanted in connection to the shooting death of , Hyram Hill, the 24-year-old son of Philadelphia police officer.

The shooting happened on Monday, January 24, at 4:40 a.m. on the 1400 block of West Allegheny Avenue.

Police say Hill had just ended his shift as a bouncer when he stopped at Maria's Mini Mart before heading home.

Surveillance video released Tuesday shows Hill exiting the market, where he was approached by two suspects in an apparent robbery attempt when he was shot.

"Suspect number one abruptly fired through his jacket pocket at Mr. Hill. Mr. Hill attempted to flee westbound on Allegheny Avenue," said Captain Jason Smith of the Philadelphia Police Department.

Hill was taken to Temple University Hospital where he later died from his wounds.

Video also shows Hill run by a second suspect who fired the fatal shot. Investigators say Hill was targeted.

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Officials are searching for two suspects wanted in connection to the shooting death of a Philadelphia police officer's 24-year-old son, Hyram Hill.



"Robbery is believed to have been the motive for the shooting. Following the homicide, it was discovered that Mr. Hill's privately owned firearm, as well as his iPhone, were apparently taken by the offenders," said Smith.

Hill's mother, Philadelphia Police Officer Edwenna Ferguson, is calling for someone to come forward.

"I haven't watched the video, as a grieving mother it's hard for me to look at my son's killer," said Ferguson. "They took a beautiful soul. They killed him and left him on the street."

Both suspects arrived and left in a silver Kia Forte that was reported stolen two days before the incident, officials say.

The first suspect was observed on video having a noticeable limp while walking. He was wearing a blue hooded jacket with white stripes on the hood, chest, and arms of the jacket.

The second suspect was also seen on bodycam video talking with police officers for an unrelated domestic incident 15 minutes before the shooting.

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Authorities say the officer did not get that person's contact information.

During the encounter, suspect number one was reportedly sitting in the stolen Kia while police were talking with suspect number two.

Officials also say an unknown female accompanied them in the vehicle.

Police say the two men are known narcotics dealers in the area of Broad Street and Erie Avenue.

The City of Philadelphia and FOP Lodge #5 are offering a combined $30,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Anyone with tips is asked to contact police at 215-686-TIPS.

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Officials are searching for two suspects wanted in connection to the shooting death of a Philadelphia police officer's 24-year-old son, Hyram Hill.



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