Philadelphia Police Officer Ambushed And Shot At Close Rangenewser

(NEWSER) – Philadelphia police say the man accused of ambushing a city cop and shooting him at point-blank range has confessed to doing so "in the name of Islam" and to support ISIS, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, was in his patrol car Thursday night when a gunman approached the vehicle and opened fire with a semiautomatic pistol.

Hartnett was struck three times in the arm and is hospitalized in stable condition, officials said. The New York Daily News says he suffered a broken arm and nerve damage but was able to fire back at the perpetrator. A suspect, IDed as Edward Archer, 30, was caught as he tried to get away and was also wounded. Police Commissioner Richard Ross said the attack was "absolutely evil" and "one of the scariest things I've ever seen," per the Inquirer, adding to the Daily News, "I can't even believe that he was able to survive this."

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