Pennsylvania

Motive of man who shot at officers still under investigation

Anyone with information asked to call FBI

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Authorities are still investigating the motives of an Egyptian man who shot at police in several locations in Pennsylvania's state capital, wounding one of them, before dying in a shootout.

Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico gave no new information Tuesday about Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty's motives. The 51-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen fired at a police officer Friday afternoon in front of the state Capitol and later at a state trooper, wounding her.

El-Mofty was killed in a confrontation with city and state police officers about a mile from the Capitol.

Marsico said agents know where El-Mofty purchased his guns. The FBI and Pennsylvania State Police are aiding the investigation.

Federal officials said El-Mofty was admitted to the U.S. from Egypt on a family-based immigrant visa.

Marsico asked anyone with information about El Mofty to call 800-CALL-FBI and press option 7.


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