Police: Gunman said he shot Philadelphia cop “in the name of Islam”

Via ABC Action News:

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 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.”

Also at the news conference, Mayor Jim Kenney said the shooting had nothing to do with “being a Muslim or the Islamic faith.”

Ross also said the gun used in the shooting was a police firearm that was previously stolen from a home. That officer had been disciplined, Ross said.

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