HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Latest news about a man who fired at the police at various locations in the Pennsylvania state capital, a injury, before being killed (all times are local):
A family member is expressing shock at the actions of a man police say fired at officers at various locations in Pennsylvania, the capital of the state before he was shot to death.
Ahmed tells Soweilam PennLive.com the reported actions by Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty, his sister and her ex-husband, “not his behavior.”
Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico, says El-Mofty fired at a Capitol police officer on Friday, and later with a state trooper, wounding her. He says El-Mofty then attacked other officers with two pistols and was killed.
Soweilam says El-Mofty had lived in Egypt and worked as a security guard. He says El-Mofty had no history of violence or mental illness, and it was not an aggressive person.”
A prosecutor says that there was “no doubt” that a gunman who fired at the police at various locations in the Pennsylvania state capital, wounding one of them, was targeting police.
Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico, says the 51-year-old Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty fired at a capital police officer shortly after 4 a.m. Friday, and later with a state trooper, wounding her. Marsico says the two officers were flagged vehicles.
El-Mofty was killed during a shootout with the local and federal police. Authorities say he was armed with two pistols. The trooper slapped “good” and expects a full recovery.
El-Mofty has ties with the Middle East and recently traveled there, but the motive for the attack is not yet known. Marsico asked for information from the public about El-Mofty.