(WCAU) – A man who confessed to shooting a Philadelphia police officer multiple times “in the name of Islam” used a stolen police gun and pledged allegiance to ISIS, authorities said Friday.
“This is absolutely one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen,” Philadelphia police Commissioner Richard Ross said of surveillance footage that captured Thursday night’s bloody encounter in West Philadelphia. “This could have easily been a police funeral.”
The suspect fired at least 13 times, emptying the 9mm handgun he was shooting, Ross said.
The suspect also gave a confession every bit as shocking.
“He stated that he pledges his allegiance to Islamic State, he follows Allah and that is the reason he was called upon to do this,” said Philadelphia Police Captain James Clark.
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