Police Investigate Whether ISIS-Inspired Shooter Was Part Of Group
A man in Philadelphia confessed to shooting a police officer after pledging allegiance to ISIS.By Eugene Daniels, Katie Link | January 10, 2016
Philadelphia police are investigating whether a shooter who acted in the name of ISIS was part of a larger group. Edward Archer confessed to shooting Officer Jesse Hartnett on Thursday.
"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)