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Eyewitnesses Say Man Who Shot Philadelphia Cop Did It ‘In The Name of Islam’; UPDATE: ISIS RELATED

Reports from Philadelphia are that a cop was ambushed by a man that said he did it for Islam.

From CBS PHILLY:

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 was sitting in his patrol car around 11:30 p.m. at 60th and Spruce Streets when a gunman fired 13 shots through the driver’s side of the car.

The officer — 33-year-old Jesse Hartnett — was struck three times in his arm, authorities say.

“Shots fired! I’m shot! I’m bleeding heavily!” Hartnett can be heard yelling on police radio.

Sources tell Eyewitness News the suspect has given a full confession, saying he did it in the name of Islam.

“When you look at the video, this is one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen,” Commissioner Ross said. “This guy tried to execute the police officer. The police officer had no idea he was coming. It’s amazing he’s alive.”

UPDATE:

Sources tell Eyewitness News the suspect has given a full confession, saying he did it in the name of Islam. Sources also say the suspect’s full confession of the alleged attack was written down and recorded on video.

Police sources identify the suspect as Edward Archer, of Yeadon.

“When you look at the video, this is one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen,” Commissioner Ross said. “This guy tried to execute the police officer. The police officer had no idea he was coming. It’s amazing he’s alive.”

Hartnett was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center where he underwent surgery for a broken arm. Ross says the officer’s arm suffered significant damage and that he has a long road to recovery, but he is expected to be okay.

UPDATE:

A police official at the press conference says he was inspired by ISIS, as he revealed in questioning after he was apprehended.

The police are saying it had absolutely nothing to do with the teachings and tenets of Islam, so they’re trying to be as politically correct as possible.

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