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Published on March 10th, 2015 | by Technable


GameStop Accepting Donations For Police Officer Killed In Store Shootout

Robert Wilson III. Photo credit: NBC Philadelphia

Retail GameStop stores in the United States will be accepting donations to go to the family of the Philadelphia police officer who died in a store shootout last week, Polygon has reported. Starting from tomorrow until March 24, GameStop stores will process donations to Robert Wilson III’s memorial fund.

One hundred percent of donations will go to Wilson’s family. GameStop has also donated an undisclosed amount to the fund.

Wilson was at the store while on duty to perform a security check and to buy a gift for his eight-year-old son, who was being rewarded for doing well in school. Two men entered the store with the intention of committing robbery and encountered Wilson in uniform. A shootout ensued, with over 50 shots fired in a 30-second time span. Wilson was shot multiple times at close range and was killed by a shot to the head.

“The officer was a hero and a warrior–he fought until the very, very end–firing at both of them,” Philadelphia Police Homicide Capt. Darrell Clark said.

More details on the trust fund for Wilson’s family can be found here.


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