Philly Cop Ambushed, Shot ‘in Name of Islam’
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.
Police are calling it an “attempted assassination.”
In a press conference, Commissioner Ross said the gun used in the attack was a stolen police firearm.
Photo released of suspect aiming at officer at point blank range. (credit: Real Time Crime Police Camera from police sources)
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.
Commissioner Ross says the suspect has given a full confession, saying he did it in the name of Islam.
Sources say the suspect’s full confession of the alleged attack was written down and recorded on video.
Police sources identify the suspect as Edward Archer, of Yeadon.
“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.”
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, but he is expected to be okay.
His father, Robert Hartnett says, “It’s going to be a tough road, but he’s a tough guy… I told him I love him, and I’m proud of him and he is an excellent person.”
Hartnett returned fire and struck the 30-year-old suspect at least three times. The suspect tried to escape on foot, authorities say, but was quickly caught and taken to the hospital.
Sources say the wounded officer told investigators that Archer walked up to the car, appeared to be about to ask for directions when he pulled a 9 mm and opened up with 13 shots. The officer was hit then fired back and the suspect was also wounded, but he does not have life-threatening injuries.
DA Seth Williams says “I’m very thankful the officer is alive. This shows us the need for smarter laws when it relates to guns on the street. My office is going to do all that we can to ensure the defendant is held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement: ‘We are thankful that Officer Hartnett is alive and not facing life-threatening injuries after being ambushed. We wish him and his family the best during his recovery. This alleged intentional act of violence against an officer seeking to help a fellow citizen is horrifying and has no place in Pennsylvania.’
Hartnett is an 18th district officer with five years on the force. The FBI is now assisting in the investigation.
And you should, but there is this also. Our Constitution is based on scripture in its jurisdictions. Example: charity belongs to the church, the family and the individual. Not the government. Example: don't work—don't eat. So our Constitution does not authorize government to provide food or charity. Actually, the Bible was the most referred to source by the Founders.
Declaration acknowledges Law of Nature and Nature's God as the intended foundation of our Constitution. Founders were mostly devout Christians. First Congress funded our first printed Bibles to put in schools. There is so much more....Ten Commandments written into law in the colonies. All Preambles acknowledge God, our Creator, or Divine Providence. All of them.
Christians need to know BOTH, because it is where and why we were designed to be free. It is much easier to fight FOR the Constitution when you have read the founders' writings, quotes, and know where they came from and then to add scripture to it.....it changes the picture of the debate about our "inalienable " rights.
They do not have rights, they are not citizens ( legally ) http://1776.website/muslims-already-banned-from-usa-by-law-in-1952/
Al The war ended for the Japanese. Remember?
Al You are quite apparently trying to rile everyone with your ignorant arguments. You are comparing islam with Christianity and there is no comparison, period. As several others have pointed out, Christians are not told they should kill the someone because he does not become a Christian, unlike muslims, who do.
MOST of the muslims in this country are illegals..........they don't have CONSTITUTIONAL rights.
YOU ARE 100% RIGHT AND I AGREE WITH YOU !! HERE ILLEGALLY NO CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I SAY ON GUNS !!!! WE DON'T KNOW WHO IS WHO AND THERE IS NO WAY OF FINDING OUT !! THEY HAVE NO RECORDS IN THEIR COUNTRY WHICH WE CAN FIND OUT FROM !! NO GUNS !!!!!!
Anyone who has an agenda of PREMEDITATED MURDER, as a mainstay of their RELIGION, should NEVER have access to a gun. That religious concept is abhorrent to a free society, and CANNOT be ALLOWED!!!
NO, Muslims shouldn't have firearms, they have an atrocious record for shooting people and they're allowed to own guns!!! I've never gotten into trouble with the law, I'm a veteran, an Honor-man in the U.S. Marine Corps, I served in combat and was honorably discharged, yet I'm not allowed to own a firearm. What's wrong with this picture?
There are enough gun laws already for law abiding citizens to follow.
America needs to deport all government sanctioned entries, deport all illegals, raid and
shut down all muzlm mosques. America needs deport all muzlms back to their mutual thinking muzlms.
America will save many American lives, create many jobs for Americans, basically save Free America just by following the advise above.
are you being sarcastic?
If they want to be Americans and have weapons, let them deny Islam. Their own people will take care of them. So much for moderate muslims....