Man accused of shooting Philly cop pledged allegiance to ISIS, police say

(From ABC News)

A 30-year-old man accused of firing 13 times at a Philadelphia police officer had pledged allegiance to ISIS, police said today.

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The gunman, now in custody, confessed to committing the “cowardly act” in the name of Islam, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said today.

Officials say the suspect used a stolen police firearm when he fired shots at close-range at Officer Jesse Hartnett while he was in his police vehicle Thursday night.

The weapon was stolen in 2013, police said.

“You can see the male in question going toward police officer Harnett. … He is literally inside that car,” Ross said today of an image of the shooting. Read more

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