IS sympathizer shoots Philadelphia cop in ‘chilling’ ambush

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NEW YORK: A man claiming allegiance to the Islamic State extremist group shot and seriously wounded a police officer in Philadelphia, opening fire multiple times at point-blank range with a stolen police gun before he was arrested, officials said Friday. Policeman Jesse Hartnett, 33, was shot three times in his left arm as he sat in his patrol car late Thursday in the northeastern city. “I’m shot. I’m bleeding heavily,” he yelled in a dispatch call. Stills captured from video surveillance and released to the press show the suspect—named by police as Edward Archer, 30, a local man—opening fire as he walked towards the patrol car, extending his arm into the vehicle and then continuing to fire as he flees on foot. Philadelphia police commissioner Richard Ross called the attack “absolutely chilling” and described the officer’s injuries as “very, very serious.”

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