Ambushed Philly Cop Released From Hospital
Police Officer Jesse Hartnett was released from Penn Presbyterian Medical Center on Friday, two weeks after being shot while on patrol in West Philadelphia.
NBC10 reports that Hartnett underwent three surgeries to repair damage to his left arm after, according to police, 30-year-old Edward Archer fired three shots into it and another 10 into his patrol car at point-blank range in an assassination attempt. Although Hartnett is in stable condition, officials say he will have to return to the hospital for further operations.
According to police, Archer claimed that he shot Hartnett because he was motivated by ISIS. The FBI has found no evidence that Archer had any ties to organized terror groups, and believes that he likely acted alone.
Archer is currently in jail pending trial after he was denied bail. He has been charged with attempted murder, possession of an illegal firearm, and related offenses.
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