Officers investigate the scene of a shooting Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)
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A gunman claiming allegiance to ISIS militants shot and seriously wounded a Philadelphia police officer, saying he ambushed his patrol car "in the name of Islam," the city's police commissioner said Friday.Edward Archer of Philadelphia approached Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, shortly before midnight and fired 11 rounds, three of which hit the officer in his arm, authorities said. Hartnett chased Archer, who was arrested by responding officers and later confessed to the attack, police officials told reporters.There was no indication that Archer had acted with anybody else, he said.At the Masjid Mujahideen mosque, which stands around the block from the home where Archer was believed to have lived, Imam Asim Abdur-Rashid said he did not know Archer and was not aware if he had ever prayed at the mosque.The house where Archer was believed to have stayed was about two blocks away from the intersection where Hartnett was shot.Archer has a criminal history. Archer used a 9 mm handgun that had been stolen from a Philadelphia police officer's home several years ago, but not by him, Ross said.
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