The Muslim who shot a Philadelphia police officer late Thursday night pledged allegiance to ISIS.
Muslim shooter said he committed attack “in the name of Islam.”
Philly police said the suspect used a stolen police gun in the shooting. The gun was stolen from a police officer several years ago.
The suspect said he shot the officer “in the name of Islam.”
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Today Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said the ISIS-linked police shooting, “Has nothing to do with Islam.”
During a police press conference Friday afternoon, Mayor Jim Kenney stated that he believes the shooting of a Philadelphia police officer has “nothing to do with being a Muslim,” despite the suspect claiming he did it in the name of Islam.
Mayor Kenney said, “In no way shape or form does anyone in this room believe that Islam or the teaching of Islam has anything to do with what you’ve seen on the screen.”
Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett was shot several times late Thursday.
Authorities say the suspect gave a full confession to the shooting.