UPDATE: ISIS Linked Attack!
The suspect said he shot the officer “in the name of Islam.”
Police Officer Shot Multiple Times In West Philly https://t.co/pSlFu7i2lH
— Local News Feeds (@localnewsfeeds) January 8, 2016
CBS Local reported:
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.”
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) January 8, 2016