Gunman tries to execute Philadelphia police officer then pledges allegiance to the Islamic State

Thirty year old male citing the name of Islam shot a Philadelphia police officer multiple times claiming that law enforcement conducts acts against his interpretation of the religion.


A stolen police weapon was used by the attacker to shoot the officer multiple times. According to police the firearm was taken in 2013.


Officer Jesse Hartnett  was shot at thirteen times while inside his vehicle and miraculously survived the attack.


Hartnett, a five year veteran of the police force, returned gunfire and hit the suspect three times.

Officer Jesse Hartnett


The attacker told authorities that he “pledges allegiance to the Islamic State” and committed this heinous act for “Allah” adding that he did it for the “Islamic State”.


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