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Harrisburg cop to dispatch: 'He's got a gun... shots fired!'

Dauphin DA releases audio of police radio traffic

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Police radio traffic illustrates the tense moments experienced by officers as they exchanged gunfire with a man in Pennsylvania's capital city.

"1700 block of Mulberry. He's pulling over. South Third," a Harrisburg officer related to a dispatcher and fellow officers as he pursued a shooting suspect late on the afternoon of December 22. "He's got a gun! "Shots fired! Shots fired!"

Authorities advised the public to use discretion when listening to the audio.

Dauphin County's district attorney released audio of the police radio traffic as his office and federal authorities continue their investigation of the incident, which began shortly after 4 p.m., when the man fired several shots at a state Capitol officer and at a Pennsylvania State Police trooper in downtown Harrisburg.

The trooper was wounded by the gunfire, but she was expected to make a full recovery.

"He approached them with two handguns... firing many shots at those police officers," and the officers returned fire, killing him, said District Attorney Ed Marsico.

El-Mofty had ties to the Middle East and recently traveled there, but the motive for the attack was unknown, Marsico said.

Marsico asked for information from the public about the man. Tips can be submitted by calling 800-CALL-FBI.


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