We are grateful for the outpouring of support for our brave officer,Jesse Hartnett.Please keep him in your thoughts & prayers as he recovers
— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) January 8, 2016
As we reported earlier, a Philadelphia police officer miraculously survived an attack in which a man approached his patrol car and fired at point blank range:
Dramatic photos capture gunman allegedly trying to "execute" Philadelphia police officer https://t.co/zKH6Hr4Vcl pic.twitter.com/BM11uMbqZi
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) January 8, 2016
CBSPhilly reporter Justin Finch, citing police sources, reports on a motive:
Police sources: suspect has given a full confession, says he did it in name of Islam , Officer Hartnett is out of surgery, and stable
— Justin Finch (@JustinFinchCBS3) January 8, 2016
Sources tell Eyewitness News the suspect has given a full confession, saying he did it in the name of Islam.
“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.”
The attacker reportedly fired 13 shots at the officer.
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