Penn. — (NBC News) A Philadelphia police officer was shot multiple times by a man who “tried to execute” him during an ambush late Thursday night, police said.
“This is absolutely one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen,” new Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said of video that captured the incident.
Ross said 33-year-old Officer Jesse Hartnett was driving through the intersection of 60th and Spruce Streets in West Philadelphia when the suspect walked up to the police cruiser and opened fire.
The suspect fired at least 13 times, emptying the 9mm handgun he was shooting, Ross said.
Officer Hartnett was able to return fire and hit the suspect, who ran away.
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