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January 8, 2016 2:20 PM By Justin Finch
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Authorities say a Philadelphia police officer is recovering after he was shot several times during an ambush late Thursday night in West Philadelphia.
Philadelphia police commissioner Richard Ross says the officer, identified as 33-year-old Jesse Hartnett, was sitting in his patrol car around 11:30 p.m. at 60th and Spruce Streets when a gunman fired nearly a dozen shots through the driver’s side of the car.
Police are calling it an “attempted assassination.”
Commissioner Ross says the suspect has given a full confession, saying he did it in the name of Islam.
During a press conference, Commissioner Ross said the gun used in the attack was a stolen police firearm.
...“According to him, police bend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Quran.”