When a Philadelphia police officer was ambushed by a man who pledge allegiance to ISIS, he managed to return fire despite being seriously wounded.
Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, was sitting in his marked patrol car when the gunman – identified as 30-year-old Edward Archer — came from the side and opened fire with a barrage of 13 bullets at near point-blank range before running off.
Three of those bullets struck Hartnett, including one that shattered his arm.
Despite his serious wounds, the heroic officer exited his car, drew his service weapon and returned fire on the fleeing terrorist.
He returned the favor by striking Archer 3 times, wounding him enough to slow his escape, allowing fellow officers to take him into custody.
“He doesn’t appear to be a stupid individual, just an extremely violent one,” Police Commissioner Ross said of the shooter, who provided a full confession to the shooting and admitted he did it in the name of Islam after pledging his allegiance to ISIS.