The officer miraculously survived the shooting after the ISIS gunman unloaded 13 bullets at point blank range. Also, please let Obama know that his gun was stolen from a police officer. Are there background checks for those?
A masked man accused of firing shots at point-blank range at a Philadelphia officer said he was acting in the name of Islam and pledged allegiance to ISIS.
The suspect, Edward Archer, opened fire at officer Jesse Hartnett as he sat alone in his marked cruiser shortly before midnight on Thursday.
Hartnett, who was wearing a bullet vest, was hit three times in his left arm, but miraculously got out of the car to continue shooting as the gunman ran away.
At a press conference this afternoon it was revealed Archer, who has a criminal record, used a police handgun reported stolen in 2013.
The 30 year old, who was also hit three times, was taken into custody shortly after the 11.30pm ambush.
Police Commissioner Richard Ross said Archer pledged allegiance ISIS and told investigators that he believed police defend laws that are contrary to Islam.
He said there was no indication from Archer, of Yeadon, that he was involved in a conspiracy.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, a Democrat sworn in on Monday, told reporters he did not believe Archer’s actions reflected Islamic thinking.
‘In no way shape or form does anyone in this room believe that what was done represents Islam,’ Kenney said.
Read more: Daily Mail