“This guy tried to execute the police officer. The police officer had no idea he was coming. It’s amazing he’s alive.”
UPDATE 11:26a.m. ET: Police have released this still image from video of the attack:
A 33-year-old Philadelphia police officer is hospitalized after being ambushed.
The gunman fired 13 rounds into the window of the squad car. The officer was struck 3 times and was able to return fire, wounding his assailant 3 times as well.
According to CBS Philadelphia:
The officer — 33-year-old Jesse Hartnett — was struck three times in his arm, authorities say.
“Shots fired! I’m shot! I’m bleeding heavily!” Hartnett can be heard yelling on police radio.
Sources tell Eyewitness News the suspect has given a full confession, saying he did it in the name of Islam.
“When you look at the video, this is one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen,” Commissioner Ross said. “This guy tried to execute the police officer. The police officer had no idea he was coming. It’s amazing he’s alive.”
— Nicole Brewer (@Nicole_Brewer) January 8, 2016