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with a catch. rain is also headed our way and we're tracking when it will arrive. but first a philadelphia police officer ambushed while on patrol. a suspect fires more than a dozen shots at point blank range. miraculously the officer survives. tonight how he's being hailed a hero and for the first time we are now hearing from a relative of the alleged gunman. good evening everyone i'm ukee washington. >> i'm jessica dean. police say the shooter confessed to the crime saying he did it in the name of the islamic state. we have live team three coverage of the ambush. diana rocco spoke to one of the suspect's family members, and we begin with natasha brown life outside police headquarters with the surveillance video that captured the attack. natasha? >> reporter: well, we can tell you that the suspect is here at police headquarters awaiting a rain many at this hour. meantime as you mentioned, this attack was captured on cam ran the video is chilling to watch. surveillance video shows the crimple worthy ambush on officer
jesse hartnett in west philadelphia. the suspect moving closer and closer firing multiple shots until he reaches point blank range. >> reporter: his car riddled with bullets, his left arm punctured by 39 mill neither rounds officer hartnett gets out of his police unit and gives chase injuring 30-year-old edward archer who is then quickly captured. >> the bravery he demonstrated was absolutely remarkable. his will to live undoubtedly saved his life. and we're ever so thankful to god that he's here today. >> reporter: police questioned the suspect as to the motive behind the unprovoked attack. they say he confessed and continued to utter these words. >> 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. >> according to him he believes that the police defend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the quran. >> reporter: sources tell cbs
news archer traveled to the middle east including trips to cairo and saudi arabia in 2011 and 2012. and that while in prison he may have converted to islam. police and fbi officials stopped short of commenting on whether are a kerr had any known ties to any organization or other suspects. >> i won't confirm that for a variety of reasons. the one is, so we don't let soaks that probably or maybe know what we know. >> the layers involved in the investigation continue to be unraveled, officers rally around their brother in blue as he travels a lengthy road to recovery. >> well officer hartnett was last in stable condition at the hospital. we are told tonight that will he need several surgeries to repair this severely injured arm. at police headquarters, natasha brown cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> thank you, natasha. tonight for the first time we are hearing from the suspect's family while local and federal authorities have descended pop his neighborhood to search for more information.
"eyewitness news" reporter diana rocco was in yeadon delaware county right now where she talked to one suspect's relatives. diana. >> reporter: ukee, tonight edward archer's family didn't have many words as they now try to sort all of this out. investigators were here for much of the day searching the home and removing evidence. meanwhile tonight neighbors are also looking for answers and say while they've seen him come and go, they never believed him to be radicalized. outside he had car archer's mom's home a female relative who answered the door friday says the family is still in shock. >> we're just trying to get through right now. report roar okay. >> figure everything out. >> reporter: officials from the atf and fbi spent most of the day searching the familiar's home street in yeadon. investigators in white suits carried out boxes of evidence. >> i was a little surprised when they said it was him. i was -- i was really saddened. wouldn't think that he would go
as far as to do something like that. >> reporter: while most neighbors didn't know him, donald king who lived across the street often i was archer coming and going where muslim gash and took him to be a loner. >> mostly he was by hisself. couldn't associate any particular characteristic about him other than he would come and go. >> reporter: yeadon's mayor archer was recently released from prison and he was known to them for drug and weapons charges. >> well he has been on our radar screen and i believe he was scheduled to be in our county court next week. >> reporter: earlier investigators serve served a wan warrant at a home on west 61st street and pine streets near the shooting scene. an apartment belonging to the archer family. possibly his grandmother. archer was believed to be headed there after the alleged shooti shooting. sources say he had a key from the apartment on him when he was caught. and archer is also believed to have an address in chester that police may be checking out.
he was due in a delaware county court on unrelated charges on monday. we're live in yeadon delaware county tonight, diana rocco cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> diana, thank you. new philadelphia mayor jim kenney only been on the job since monday says does he not believe the suspect's actions are representation of islam. >> in no way, shape or form does anyone in this room believe that islam or the teaching of islam has anything to do with what you've you've seen on that screen much that is abhor rant. it's just terrible. it's it does not represent the religion in any wake shape or form oy any of its teachings and this is a criminal with a stolen gun who tried to kill one of our officers. has nothing to do with being a muslim or following the isla isc faith. >> tonight members of our local islamic community say they agr agree. >> islam is dedicated to the service of god and the service of all humanity. and any act that violates a service of humanity also violates a service of god. what this man did has nothing to do with true islam.
>> rasheed says all religions should unite against extremist ideology. >> those who officer hartnett are describing him as dedicated and compassionate. he's a native of east lansdowne and served on the police force there before joining the philadelphia police department. among those praising the officer today, his father and police commissioner richard ross. >> i love him. i'm very proud of him. he's an excellent person. it will be a tough road. he's a tough guy. he's an excellent philadelphia officer. >> he was a compassionate police officer in that even an individual he arrested not long ago for narcotics he stopped and got food for that individual's son. very person he arrested. >> hartnett is a five year veteran of the philadelphia police force. and tonight fellow philadelphia officer is giving his dramatic and moving account of the shooting in a letter to a hero. the facebook post celebrates the bravery of officer jesse hartnett and has already been tens of thousands of times.
>> the post by johnny castro to fellow officer jesse hartnett begins "you were working solo, probably bored out of your mind because it was a quiet night. it goes on what you didn't see was a man approaching your driver's side window with a fully loaded handgun by his si side. without warning, or provocation, he raised his weapon and began firing into your vehicle. castro then describes hartnett's miraculous reaction. you ducked your head down and just the right moment that rounds actually missed your head by inches. without hesitation, you fought your a attacker almost instant instantly. castro call eight fight for life and death. i was only two minutes away but it felt like it took me an hour. he continues, two officers through you in their car and rushed to you presbyterian hospital where their trauma unit and surgeons work through the night. castro admits it's hard to believe hartnett is alive. god was watching over you. you did great last night. you made the 18th district and
the entire department proud of you. you are a hero. january 7th will forever be your alive day. rest up jesse hartnett. in the wake of the attack on officer hartnett and a attempted attempt on officers in paris yesterday the new york city police department wants its officers to be extra vigilant. in a letter to officers the nypd wrote, these two incidents demonstrate the continued threat that members of service face from individuals seeking to target law enforcement personn personnel. the new york city police department strongly add advises all members of service to exercise a high degree of vigilance. stay with "eyewitness news" for continuing coverage of the officer ambush. you can get the latest developments and see today's press conferences in their entirety at cbsphilly.com. temperatures are on the rise for the weekend but rain is also heading our way. meteorologist lauren casey in for kate tonight. how about a timeline of sorts. how is it looking. >> it's lookin looking rather wt
especially as we head into the second half of of the weekend but conditions dry right now for our friday night. they will mainly stay that way with the exception of an isolated shower on storm scan3 pretty quite conditions right now clouds still certainly in place. a couple of snow showers up towards the poconos. otherwise a few specks on storm scan3. overnight tonight chance of isolated shower otherwise dry conditions and for the day tomorrow, a little misty. a little foggy. a little mild and and that we get seriously warm into sunday and seriously wet as well with heavy rain moving through and then as we head into next week, cold and wintry conditions return and i'll have all the details in your extended forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes. >> new tonight community gathers to remember a young mother and her two-year-old son killed in a house fire. family and friends placed candles and stuffed animals near the burnt out home on north fourth street in west ken sipping ton. elizabeth perez who was eight months pregnant initially escaped but then went back
inside to rescue her to-year-old son. they both became trapped by the fire. officials say five space heaters were running in the home did not have any working smoke detectors. >> two men at the center of the deadly building collapse at 22nd and market have learned their fate. demolition contractor griffin campbell apologized to the victims and their families before being sentenced today to 15 to 30 years in prison. ex today indicator operator sean benschop received a sentence of 7.5 to 15 years in prison. in 2013, six people died and 13 were injured when a building under demolition collapsed on to a sal vague army store. the stock market closes out its worst week since 2011, and it was another down day for the marks. investors have been rattled by concerns over slow down in china's economy and plunging oil prices. strong jobs report was not enough to stem downward tied. the dow finished down 167 points to close at 16,346. the nasdaq lost 45 points.
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right now conditions fairly dry and still seeing clouds lingering we'll get live look right now at center city philadelphia. temperature 42 degrees. we topped off at 45 degrees today. so fairly seasonal. actually a few degrees above our average. average high temperature now about 40 degrees. northeasterly winds at around 6 miles per hour making it feel hibernate degrees. but not too bad for a january day. 38 right now is your current temperature in allentown near that freezing mark in mount pocono. still pretty mild in wildwood at 43 degrees. storm scan3 showing us those clouds firmly in place a couple of break in the clouds across the extreme southern new jersey but otherwise overcast conditions are going to take us into the overnight period. and a couple of snow showers working through the poconos had one little stray snow shower work over mount pocono over the last two hours and because of that this we have a wint weather advisory in effect overnight tonight into 9:00 o'clock tomorrow morning for parts of carbon, monroe and northampton counties. we'll see kind of apachi freezing rain/snow mix again it won't be widespread not worried
about a lot of accumulation could see a trace of ice a dusting snowfall that could make for slippery conditions on roads and sidewalks in the poconos keep that in mind if you're out and about. overnight tonight in the city cloudy and isolated shower possible. 38 degrees. as we head into the day tomorrow, maybe a stray shower in the morning. otherwise cloudy very mild 52 degrees but we'll have the fog, some drizzly conditions around as well but as we head into the afternoon hours, future weather shows us sin shine will be sparse as we head all throughout the weekend into tomorrow midday into the afternoon hours clouds still in place. fog in place. mist around and then as we head into your saturday night the first half stays dry. second half gets a little wet. then sunday morning gets very wet. widespread rainfall activity. see a lot of yellows, a lot of reds on our simulated reflect activity rain through the first half of the day on sunday if do you need to get out and about sunday the second half of the day late afternoon early evening going to be better just a few
spotty showers lingering as we work on the back side of that cold front. but rainfall potential taking a look at four different models. they varied a bit but gfs our driest model picking half an inch of ran fall in philadelphia through 6:00 o'clock on sunday. our wettest model the nam about an inch an quarter. it's going to be fairly soggy sunday especially the first half but for tomorrow passing shower mainly in the morning. otherwise fog and drizzle stays with us through the day. mild day at that, though. 52 degrees. more than 10 degrees above our average. very warm on sunday, 62 degrees. but it's going to be windy and wet and then much colder as we head into monday. blustery conditions. some shine but 38 degrees. the high temperature. we're in the 40s. low 40s on tuesday. but we could see a few snow showers sneaking in tuesday night. then much colder wednesday, thursday, friday in the 30s. brrr. >> yeah. those sneaky snow showers. >> thanks lot lauren.
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