ISIS Shooter Ambushes Philly Police Officer

ISIS Shooter Ambushes Philly Police Officer

ISIS Shooter Ambushes Philly Police Officer

The FBI is investigating two trips alleged Philadelphia police shooter Edward Archer made to the Middle East, a spokesman told Fox News late Friday.

Special Agent Eric Rouna said federal authorities are investigating a trip Archer made to Saudi Arabia in 2011 where the suspect spent “a couple” of weeks. Authorities are also seeking more information about the several months Archer spent in Egypt in 2012.

Rouna said law enforcement officials have plenty of time to investigate because the suspect is in custody and isn’t going anywhere.

Archer was caught in surveillance video ambushing Officer Jesse Hartnett in his squad car, shooting him multiple times, and claimed he acted “in the name of Islam,” police said at a news conference Friday.

Police Commissioner Richard Ross said the suspect’s gun, a 9mm Glock 17, had been stolen from police in 2013.

Captain James Clark revealed at the news conference that Archer told homicide investigators he “pledges his allegiance to Islamic State, he follows Allah, and that is the reason he was called upon to do this.” A law enforcement official told Fox News Archer was wearing “Muslim garb,” but the source didn’t elaborate.

Archer was in critical but stable condition at a hospital police said. Archer fired a total of 13 shots Thursday night, Ross said. Three bullets struck the officer in his left arm

 

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