/Officers hurt in shootout recovering after unorthodox surrender negotiations

Officers hurt in shootout recovering after unorthodox surrender negotiations

A dramatic, hours-long shootout and standoff between a gunman and Philadelphia police ended overnight with the suspect in custody and all six officers who were shot surviving.

The North Philadelphia neighborhood of Tioga-Nicetown is littered with evidence markers and crime scene tape Thursday as the police department recovers from the attack, which ended after the district attorney and police chief tried to calm down the suspect in “unorthodox” phone conversations.

Officers were serving a narcotics warrant on suspected shooter Maurice Hill and had entered the home when gunfire erupted around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.

PHOTO:Police officers monitor activity near a residence while responding to a shooting on August 14, 2019 in Philadelphia.Mark Makela/Getty Images

PHOTO:Police officers monitor activity near a residence while responding to a shooting on August 14, 2019 in Philadelphia.

Hill, armed with multiple guns, allegedly barricaded himself inside and fired from the first floor as he held two officers and three civilians hostage on the second floor, police said.

Gunfire rained down on police for hours. Gunshots ricocheted off sidewalks and homes as officers crawled and crouched behind cars to avoid getting hit.

PHOTO: A scene of a shooting and standoff in Philadelphia on Aug. 14, 2019Courtesy Eric Garrity

A scene of a shooting and standoff in Philadelphia on Aug. 14, 2019

One woman said she heard over 100 gunshots and saw people running for their lives. Six officers were struck by gunfire, and they have all been released from the hospital, authorities said.

“This is nothing short of a miracle that we don’t have multiple officers killed today,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross told reporters.

After a tense, seven-hour standoff, tear gas convinced Hill to surrender and he was taken to a hospital. He was later seen leaving the hospital and being placed in a transport van.

PHOTO: Police take shooting suspect, Maurice Hill, into custody after a standoff on Aug. 14, 2019 with police, that wounded several police officers, in Philadelphia.Elizabeth Robertson/AP

Police take shooting suspect, Maurice Hill, into custody after a standoff on Aug. 14, 2019 with police, that wounded several police officers, in Philadelphia.

Ross called the dramatic negotiations with Hill “unorthodox,” adding that this was the first time he as commissioner stepped in during hostage negotiations.

“I am surprised that he came out,” Ross said, “because he indicated to some that he was not going to go back. He told me on the phone, he had an extensive criminal history. He knew the system.”

PHOTO: A man exits a building with hands up in Philadelphia, Aug 14, 2019.Bill Trenwith/AP

A man exits a building with hands up in Philadelphia, Aug 14, 2019.

Hill called his longtime attorney, Shaka Johnson, around 8:30 p.m., hours into the standoff, to ask for help, Johnson told ABC News.

Johnson said he believes the standoff wasn’t planned. He said Hill, who welcomed a baby two days ago, was caught up in the moment and the situation escalated quickly.

According to Johnson, Hill wasn’t making demands to police and just wanted to end the situation in a way that ensured him no harm.

This government, both federal and state level, don’t want to do anything about getting guns off the street.

Johnson connected Hill over the phone to Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, who said he was in an “animated, excited, frankly dangerous state.”

Krasner said he ended up on a four-way call with Hill, the police commissioner and Johnson. Eventually, Ross gave Johnson a deadline of 11:45 p.m. to get Hill to surrender, according to Johnson.

Charges including attempted murder and aggravated assault are expected, according to Krasner.

PHOTO: Officers gather for crowd control near a massive police presence set up outside a house as they investigate an active shooting situation, in Philadelphia, Aug. 14, 2019.Matt Rourke/AP

Officers gather for crowd control near a massive police presence set up outside a house as they investigate an active shooting situation, in Philadelphia, Aug. 14, 2019.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kinney on Wednesday night told reporters police need help with gun control and keeping weapons out of criminals’ hands.

Hill has a lengthy criminal record, which includes a federal conviction, going back to the early 2000s, Krasner said. Hill was under federal supervision until 2016, he said.

“Whether it was the six officers or some kid on the street of Philadelphia who gets shot with guns that shouldn’t be in people’s hands, it’s aggravating and sad. It’s something we need to to do something about it. If the state and federal government don’t want to stand up to the NRA and other folks, let us police ourselves,” Kinney said.

“Our officers deserve to be protected and don’t deserve to be shot at by a guy for hours with unlimited amount of weapons and bullets. It’s disgusting,” he continued.

PHOTO: A bystander wipes her eyes after being pepper sprayed by the Philadelphia police in Philadelphia, Aug. 14, 2019.EPA via Shutterstock

A bystander wipes her eyes after being pepper sprayed by the Philadelphia police in Philadelphia, Aug. 14, 2019.

If the bullet that grazed the head of one officer hit a slightly different spot, his “two boys would’ve grow up without a dad,” the mayor said. “Because this government, both federal and state level, don’t want to do anything about getting guns off the street.”

Krasner said, “The system had multiple contacts with this man, and the system following its policy and its philosophy at those times did things that obviously did not stop this incident… I don’t think it’s fair to expect some level of perfect knowledge on the part of police or prosecutors, but it’s obvious, looking at the actions taken here, that this was someone who needed to be off the streets.”

President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday, “The Philadelphia shooter should never have been allowed to be on the streets. He had a long and very dangerous criminal record. Looked like he was having a good time after his capture, and after wounding so many police. Long sentence – must get much tougher on street crime!”

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is also looking to combat gun violence, tweeting Wednesday, “Tonight is another reminder of the selfless sacrifice of law enforcement and first responders. … We must remain committed to combatting violence and getting dangerous weapons out of our communities.”

Over 1,600 people died in Pennsylvania from gunshot wounds in 2017, which is above the national average, according to the governor.

Wolf’s office said Wednesday he will sign an “executive order to make sweeping changes to executive branch agencies and programs to better target the public health crisis of gun violence.”

ABC News’ Alondra Valle and Will Gretsky contributed to this report.