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Tamar Harris declared unfit for trial; reevaluating in Sept.

Tamar X. Harris is accused of shooting Richmond Police Officer William Turner (Source: Richmond Police Dept.) Tamar X. Harris is accused of shooting Richmond Police Officer William Turner (Source: Richmond Police Dept.)
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Tamar Harris, in court on Thursday for a competency hearing, was declared unfit to stand trial for the shooting and wounding of Richmond Police Officer William Turner.

His competency will be reevaluated in September, according to the prosecutor for the case.

Richmond prosecutor Michael Hollomon said two dates had been set. On September 16, Harris will have a followup assessment of his competency. Depending on the results of that assessment, the trial date has been set for October 14.

Two doctors submitted reports at Thursday's competency hearing.

Hollomon said Harris's condition had improved, but Harris was still considered "minimally competent." Judge Joi Taylor mandated that Harris must still take classes designed to improve his competency. Holloman said there was a concern that without the use of restoration services such as those classes, Harris would ultimately be found incompetent to stand trial in October.

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