USA: Police ID suspect in Harrisburg shooting spree


Around 4 p.m., a series of shots was fired at a Capitol police car at the corners of Third and State streets in Harrisburg. This was followed with two other shootings: one at 5th and Market streets and the other at 17th and Mulberry streets.

Police shot and killed 51-year-old Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty, later identifying him as the man behind all three shootings. Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico said that police were deliberately targeted, and that the fatal shooting happened as El-Mofty approached officers with two rifles and a shotgun, shooting at them.

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  1. Pennsylvania man targets police officers in string of shootings; one injured, suspect killed

    Federal authorities are investigating after a Pennsylvania man with ties to the Middle East opened fire on police officers in three different locations in the state’s capital on Friday afternoon. Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico said it remains under investigation whether the shootings were acts of terror.

    One officer was injured in the spate of shootings, but her injuries are considered non-life-threatening, police said.

    Police identified the alleged shooter as Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty, 51, and Marsico said he recently returned from a trip to the Middle East.

    The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are involved in the investigation.

  2. […]The Federal Bureau of Investigation has joined the investigation. Marsico said EL-Mofty has ties to the East and West shore. El-Mofty also has ties to the Middle East, and traveled there recently, according to Marsico.

    Marsico declined to comment on if Friday’s shootings were an act of terrorism, saying the motive was still under investigation.

    “Obviously, we don’t want people to run wild in speculation,” he said.


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