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Suspect in Richmond officer shooting granted competency hearing

Tamar X. Harris, 20, was indicted on charges of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to court records. (Source: Richmond Police Dept.) Tamar X. Harris, 20, was indicted on charges of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to court records. (Source: Richmond Police Dept.)
Richmond Police Officer William "Bill" Turner was shot in the line of duty in January. He is recovering and making plans to rejoin active duty. (Source: Richmond Police Dept./YouTube) Richmond Police Officer William "Bill" Turner was shot in the line of duty in January. He is recovering and making plans to rejoin active duty. (Source: Richmond Police Dept./YouTube)
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The man facing an attempted capital murder charge, accused of shooting a Richmond Police officer in January, will first go to a competency hearing. 

A Richmond grand jury indicted Tamar Harris on charges of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Harris is accused of shooting Officer Turner several times after a call in the Fulton neighborhood.

Lawyers for Harris requested a competency hearing to see if their client is fit to stand trial. The judge granted the competency hearing request. 

Harris is due back in court in May. 

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