Gunman Ambushes Philadelphia Policeman ‘in Name of Islam’

Shooting-compressedPHILADELPHIA (Reuters) A gunman claiming to have pledged allegiance to Islamic State militants shot and seriously wounded a Philadelphia police officer in an ambush on his patrol car, the city’s police commissioner said on Friday.

Edward Archer of Philadelphia approached Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, shortly before midnight and fired 11 rounds, three of which hit the officer in his arm, authorities said. Police released still images from surveillance video that showed the gunman dressed in a long white robe walking toward the car and firing, eventually getting close enough to shoot directly through the window.

Hartnett chased Archer, who was arrested by responding officers and later confessed to the attack, saying he had carried it out “in the name of Islam,” police officials told reporters.

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  • afchief

    Whatttttt? He didn’t shoot in the name of Jesus? I’m shocked I’ll tell ya!!!! Just shocked!!!!!

    • Robert Taylor

      No real Christian has ever shot anybody in the name of Jesus!

      • afchief

        I know. That was sarcasm.

  • Oboehner

    More fear-mongering, for this one guy we probably have 20 illegals shooting at cops in the name of just being a criminal.

  • “In no way shape or form does anyone in this room believe that what was done represents Islam,” Kenney said. “This was done by a criminal with a stolen gun.”

    That room. I wasn’t in that room. So, who does this criminal represent then, if not Islam?