A security camera captured a male pointing a gun at the policeman as he sat in his cruiser. The officer gave chase.
Apprehended is 30-year-old Edward Archer who confessed to the crime, saying he did it 'in the name of Islam,' police say.
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Officials say the suspect in custody for the shooting that seriously injured a Philadelphia police officer has confessed to the crime, saying he did it 'in the name of Islam.'
Commissioner Richard Ross provided that update during a news conference on Friday afternoon. He said there was no indication from the suspect, 30-year-old Edward Archer of Yeadon, that he was involved in a conspiracy.
Archer allegedly told authorities he targeted an officer because police defend laws that are contrary to the Quran.
Archer had pledged his allegiance to ISIS, officials say. Ross called the shooting "an attempted assassination of a police officer."
Ross went on to say that Archer "stopped short of implicating anyone else in the attack," adding Archer was "very evasive."
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