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