Philly Man Says He Shot Officer For 'Islamic State'
A man in Philadelphia confessed to shooting a police officer after pledging allegiance to ISIS.By Eugene Daniels | January 8, 2016
Edward Archer has confessed to shooting Officer Jesse Hartnett in Philadelphia, and, according to authorities, the man did it in the name of ISIS.
"We had the suspect upstairs. The homicide unit talked to him. Right away he didn't have anything to say, but then he stated he pledges his allegiance to Islamic State, he follows Allah and that's the reason he was called upon to do this," authorities said in a press conference.
Police say Archer ran up to Hartnett's police car and fired 13 shots, hitting the officer three times in an arm. Hartnett was able to get out of his car, chasing Archer and shooting him three times. (Video via KSAZ)