"I just have to tell you, when you look at the video - we have video that captured all of this - it's one of the scariest things I've ever seen," said Ross. "This guy tried to execute the police officer. It's amazing he's alive."The bad guy said he was doing it in the name of Islam. His mother said:
The moments immediately following the shooting were also captured in a dramatic recording of police radio calls obtained by Action News overnight.
"I'm shot! I'm bleeding heavily!" Hartnett was heard saying.
He had been hearing voices recently and that family asked him to get help. She also said her son felt targeted by police and described him as a devout Muslim.
"Last March, Archer pleaded guilty to firearms and assault charges stemming from a 2012 case, but was released and placed on probation, court records show. His criminal record includes domestic violence and a traffic and forgery case.