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Cops: Suspect Says He Shot Officer In Name Of Islam

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posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 08:18 PM

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.

Cops: Suspect Says He Shot Officer In Name Of Islam

A Philadelphia police officer, Officer Jesse Hartnett, was ambushed in West Philadelphia last night at around 11:30 pm and is recovering from several gunshot wounds at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

The attempted murder was committed by Edward Archer, who used a firearm stolen in 2013 from another police officer, and shot several times at officer Officer Hartnett's police car, while he was inside it .

The gunman made a full confession, according to a statement made by Commissioner Ross.

The Commissioner Ross stated:

...“According to him, police bend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Quran.”

The full confession was written down, and recorded on video.

The police officer received several gunshots to his arm, which was severely damaged and broken, but will thankfully recover.

edit on 8-1-2016 by ElectricUniverse because: add and correct comment.

posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 08:19 PM
Already started HERE...thread closing in 3....2.....1....

posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 08:21 PM
a reply to: Skywatcher2011

4...5...6... you could be nice about it.

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