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FBI Investigating Terror Ties Of Muslim Convert Who Shot Two NYPD Cops

(CNN) —FBI terrorism investigators have joined New York police looking into possible extremist ties of a man who shot and wounded two city police officers early Saturday in Brooklyn, law enforcement officials said.

The two officers suffered non-life threatening injuries when they were struck about 3:20 a.m. in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said. They were treated at Brookyln’s Kings County Hospital and were in stable condition, he said.

The 34-year-old man who allegedly shot them — identified by Bratton as Jamal Funes — was wounded as police returned fire. He was in critical condition at Brookdale Hospital.

Funes was known as Fredrick Funes before he converted to Islam while serving time in prison, according to a law enforcement official. Investigators are looking into his ties to other people suspected of being radicalized, a law enforcement official said.

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  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Investigating?

    • Well, talking about it.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        How to shove it under the rug.

  • eMan14

    Converting to Islam in prison should be reason enough to deny parole.

  • Blacksmith

    Wish the cops had been more successful with their return fire.