Many social media users have found themselves wondering why Jawn Wick is trending on Twitter. Jawn Wick is a play on the character John Wick, portrayed by actor Keanu Reeves, in the film franchise by the same name.
Social media users have been calling the Philadephia shooting suspect “Jawn Wick.” Police say that the suspect has barricaded himself inside of a building and has been shooting at officers for the past several hours.
Police have not released the name of the suspect, who has shot at and injured multiple officers in the course of the standoff.
Here’s what you need to know:
John Wick (Jawn Wick) Is an Assasin Who Is Seemingly Unkillable
In the John Wick films, the title character is a retired assassin who returns to killing shortly after the death of his wife. Despite facing long odds in his quest to avenge the death of his dog, Wick always seems to come out relatively unscathed and defeat his enemies.
Because the Philadelphia standoff has gone on for several hours and the suspect hasn’t been apprehended, some social media users have drawn a comparison between the movie character John Wick and the real-life gunman.