PHILADELPHIA — A convicted felon has pleaded guilty to shooting a suburban Philadelphia police officer who was responding to a report of a drug deal last June.
Donte Brooks Island pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault on a law-enforcement officer and gun offenses in the shooting of Officer Christopher Dorman.
Dorman, then 25, was shot in the face, leg and groin in Folcroft as he approached people suspected of smoking marijuana behind an apartment building. Island fled after the shooting, prompting a three-hour manhunt. The 34-year-old was later arrested at the same apartment complex.
Dorman has recovered after multiple surgeries and returned to police duty.
Island served about nine years in federal prison on a gun conviction before his release in 2013.
Island will be sentenced July 17.