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Gamestop Donates $50,000 To Family Of Philadelphia Officer Who Died During A Robbery At Their Store

| by Dominic Kelly
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The family of slain Philadelphia police Officer Robert Wilson III received a generous donation from officials with GameStop. Wilson III was killed during a robbery at a local branch of the gaming store last week.

Reports say that officials with GameStop went by the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police headquarters this week and gave them a check for $50,000 to give to Wilson’s family.

“They really didn’t want any fanfare,” Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police President John McNesby told NBC Philadelphia. “They didn’t want any cameras. They didn’t want any crazy stuff. They just wanted to come in very quietly. They didn’t want to take away from the heroic actions of Officer Wilson.”

Reports also note that GameStop plans to set up donation jars inside stores up and down the East Coast to further assist the family during this difficult time.

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Officer Wilson was fatally shot during a “fierce and violent” exchange of gunfire inside the Philadelphia GameStop after 30-year-old Carlton Hipps and 26-year-old Ramone Williams entered the store armed.

“They were both firing at him," Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said, according to NBC Philadelphia. “He was actually being hit during the exchange of gunfire but he continued to fight, continued to shoot until the fatal wound was fired and it brought him down.”

Hipps and Williams are currently facing charges for Wilson’s murder.

Sources: NBC Philadelphia, Philly.com / Photo Source: Philly.com