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Suspect Admits to Shooting Philadelphia Cop In the Name of ISIS

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By Kerry Longobucco.
A Philadelphia cop was shot Thursday night -- by a man who says he did so in the name of ISIS.

During a press conference Friday, Police Commissioner Richard Ross identified the suspect as Edward Archer, 30. Officials say Archer had pledged his allegiance to ISIS.

Archer reportedly told investigators “I follow Allah. I pledge my allegiance to the Islamic State, and that’s why I did what I did.”

Investigators say Archer used a stolen police firearm to shoot Officer Jesse Hartnett.

Ross says Hartnett was sitting in his marked police cruiser Thursday, when Archer reportedly walked up to the vehicle and fired at least eleven shots at the officer, hitting him three times in the arm.

Police say Hartnett then got out of his cruiser and returned fire -- hitting archer several times.

Officer Hartnett, 33, is a five-year veteran of the force. Police say he's in critical, but stable, condition.