This video still image obtained January 8, 2016 courtesy of the Philadelphia Police Department, shows a shooting suspect and police car on January 7, 2016 in Philadelphia, PA. AFP PHOTO/PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT/HANDOUT
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Officer Jesse Hartnett was slowly patrolling his usual West Philadelphia beat just before midnight when a man appeared out of the darkness, firing a hail of bullets at close range as he charged toward the policeman's car.Hours later, police say, Edward Archer confessed to shooting the officer and told investigators he was following Allah, and had pledged his allegiance to ISIS. Archer said he believed the police department defends laws that are contrary to Islam, police said.At about 11:40 p.m. Thursday, Archer fired at least 13 shots toward Hartnett and eventually got up next to the car and reached through the driver's side window, investigators said.Other officers chased Archer and apprehended him about a block away.Archer was treated and released into police custody.Hartnett served in the Coast Guard and has been on the Philadelphia force for four years.
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