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4 ordered to trial on charges stemming from officer's death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Four men have been ordered to stand trial on charges stemming from the death of a Philadelphia police officer shot as police were trying to serve a warrant earlier this year. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that 22-year-old Hassan Elliott, accused of being the gunman, and three co-defendants were ordered held for trial Wednesday on charges including murder, conspiracy, attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, and weapons offenses. Their preliminary hearing began last month but was cut short when one of the defense attorneys went into labor inside the courtroom. Cpl. James O’Connor IV, a 46-year-old member of the SWAT team, was shot in March in the shoulder above his bulletproof vest. 

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