Man suspected of shooting US policeman ‘pledged allegiance to IS’

Published: Friday 8th January 2016 by The News Editor

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The suspect in the shooting of a Philadelphia policeman told investigators he shot the officer in the name of Islam and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, US police said.

A spokesman also said the man used a stolen police gun in the shooting.

The officer has been identified as Officer Jessie Hartnett. He was shot three times in the arm as he sat in his police car. Police said the shooting was unprovoked.

The officer fired back and wounded the suspect.

Police said the suspect fired a total of 13 shots that hit the officer and his car.

Published: Friday 8th January 2016 by The News Editor

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