Judge: Suspect in shooting of Richmond Police officer not competent to stand trial

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The suspect accused of shooting and injuring a Richmond Police officer appeared in court on Thursday for a competency hearing.

A judge said 20-year-old Tamar Harris was not competent to stand trial. Three doctors testified at the hearing, two of which said Harris was competent.

Another competency hearing was set for September 16. A bench trial was also set for October 14.

Harris is accused of shooting veteran Officer William Turner on January 2.

Officer Turner was responding to a call for a man in emotional distress on Fulton Street when the shots were fired.  Turner was able to fire back at Harris. Both of them were injured.

Stay with 8News for the latest, continuing coverage of this developing story.

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