'ISIS Sympathizer' Charged with Attempted Murder of Philly Cop
Philadelphia authorities brought attempted-murder charges Saturday against an ISIS sympathizer who allegedly shot a uniformed cop in a hail of 13 bullets.
Edward Archer, 30, was denied bail at arraignment. He was also accused of aggravated assault and assault on a uniformed officer.
Agents with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and police continued to scour Archer’s Internet activity to find what contact he may have had with radical Islamic groups in his travels to Saudi Arabia in 2011 and Egypt in 2012.
Archer is accused of shooting Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, as the cop patrolled a residential neighborhood in Philadelphia on Thursday night.
Hartnett was struck three times in the arm at point-blank range. The officer jumped out of his cruiser to give chase, shooting Archer in the buttocks.
Archer was treated and released into police custody.