|Philadelphia Police nabbed man who tried to shoot up an officer. He claimed that he's devoted to the Islamic State.|
Philadelphia Police are hailing a fellow officer for his bravery. He managed to dodge the grim reaper on Friday morning. A man who claims support to the Islamic State ran up on a lawman in an undercover vehicle. He let 13 slugs fly into the cruiser.
The officer returned fire.
Edward Archer is being treated for his injuries along with the officer. Archer will be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
|Man ambushes the lawman.|
Archer's mother told Philly.com that her son had been hearing voices, and Ross said investigators are not yet sure whether he was truly radicalized. Late Friday, a U.S. Muslim advocacy group told Reuters that Archer didn't appear to be a mosque-going Muslim.
"At this hour, it does not appear that he was an observant or mosque-going Muslim" in the local community, said Jacob Bender, executive director of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
The officer, identified as 33-year-old Jesse Hartnett, was sitting in his patrol car around 11:30 p.m. at 60th and Spruce Streets when a gunman fired nearly a dozen shots through the driver’s side of the car.
|Jesse Hartnett survived a point blank shooting by nutjob.|
“We’re thankful to God he’s here today because it easily could’ve been a police funeral.”
Hartnett was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center where he underwent surgery for a broken arm. Ross says the officer’s arm suffered significant damage and that he has a long road to recovery. As of Friday night, he was listed in stable condition and police officials say he will need several surgeries to repair his arm.
World News Today send our prayers to Jesse Hartnett.
Archer could face LIFE in the iron college if he's convicted of attempted murder. Archer is innocent until proven guilty.