VIDEO: Officer Ambushed, Shot in Philly

The officer is in good condition & the suspect in custody

By Calibre Press  |   Jan 8, 2016

A police officer in a patrol car was wounded overnight in a blazing ambush in West Philadelphia during which a gunman unloaded a semiautomatic pistol into the cruiser, authorities said.

Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, was hit three times in the arm and taken to Penn Presbyterian Hospital, where he was reported in stable condition but faces a long recovery, authorities said.

The suspected gunman, identified as Edward Archer, 30, of Yeadon, also was wounded by return fire from Harnett and taken into custody after attempting to flee, police said. Officers recovered a black, 9mm semiautomatic pistol, its slide locked to the rear.

The shooter in the attack is seen wearing Muslim-style garb – a long white robe over dark pants – on surveillance video, according to police sources, but officials have not said if they believe religion was a factor.

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