Self-proclaimed ISIS militant arraigned in Philadelphia police shooting

Philadelphia, Penn. (KTVU and wires) -- A self-proclaimed ISIS militant accused of wounding a Philadelphia Police officer in a shootout, was arraigned Saturday.

Prosecutors charged Edward Archer, 30, of attempted murder, along with several related charges, including aggravated assault, assault of a law enforcement officer, recklessly endangering another person, possession of an instrument of crime with intent, and other weapons charges.

Police say Archer, told investigators that he shot the officer in the name of Islam and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.

The FBI says Archer made several trips to the Middle East in 2011 and 2012.

He is accused of ambushing Officer Jesse Hartnett as he sat in his marked cruiser at an intersection. Officer Hartnett was shot three times in the arm, before getting out of his car, chasing after Archer, and shooting him. Other responding officers then arrested Archer.

Investigators say they are looking into how Archer got a hold of the gun, which was stolen from a police officer's home in October 2013.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said the suspect fired at least 11 shots from the stolen 9mm handgun at close range. Commissione Ross says the gunman continued firing, as he walked toward Officer Hartnett, and ducked his head into the police cruiser.

Officer Hartnett underwent emergency surgery on his arm, and will need more operations.

Investigators believe Archer traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2011 and to Egypt in 2012, FBI special agent Eric Ruona said, and the purpose of that travel was being investigated by the FBI.  But police said there was no indication anyone else was involved in the officer's ambush