ABC News reported that a man who ambushed a police officer sitting in his patrol car in West Philadelphia late last night was dressed in “Muslim garb.”
— ABC News (@ABC) January 8, 2016
According to CBS, the man said he shot Officer Jesse Hartnett in the name of Islam. He hit the officer, who’s expected to make a full recovery, three times in the arm. From ABC:
The moments immediately following the shooting were also captured in a dramatic recording of police radio calls obtained by Action News overnight.
“I’m shot! I’m bleeding heavily!” Hartnett was heard saying.
Ross said investigators believe he is a 30-year-old man from Yeadon, and that they were still working to confirm his identity.