Prosecutor says terror links not found in immigrant shooting

Written by Mark Scolforo/Associated Press | Dec 28, 2017 12:27 PM

51-year-old Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty. (Photo courtesy of the Dauphin County District Attorney's Office).

(Harrisburg) -- A prosecutor says investigators haven't connected an Egyptian immigrant who shot a Pennsylvania state trooper and fired at other police with any organized terror group or terrorist activity.

Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico said Thursday friends and relatives of Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty describe him as depressed, and he's believed to have acted alone during the Friday shooting.

Police shot and killed the 51-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen about a mile from where the shooting began near Pennsylvania's State Capitol building.

Marsico says the divorced El-Mofty was said to be depressed over lack of contact with his family and had money problems. He's unsure what motivated El-Mofty.

The trooper was treated for what Marsico called a slight wound.

The prosecutor's preliminary finding suggests police were justified in shooting El-Mofty.

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