PHILADELPHIA — A man convicted of ambushing a Philadelphia police officer with a hail of gunfire in the name of the Islamic State group has been sentenced to several decades in prison.
Edward Archer was ordered Monday to serve 48½ to 97 years.
A jury convicted Archer in February of attempted murder, aggravated
assault and other charges stemming from the January 2016 shooting of
Officer Jesse Hartnett in his patrol car.
Hartnett, who returned fire, spent two weeks hospitalized. His arm was broken, and he suffered nerve damage.
questioned by police, Archer repeatedly pledged his allegiance to the
Islamic State and said he acted out of religious inspiration.
authorities have said there's no indication he coordinated the attack
with a terrorist organization. He also wasn't charged with a