Iowa Man Found Incompetent to Stand Trial in Student Shooting
By Marcus Cooper. CREATED Oct 18, 2013
SIOUX CITY - A 25-year-old man won't be prosecuted on charges that he shot a foreign exchange student outside a Sioux City bar last year.
Authorities say Solomon Harris has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial.
Harris had yet to enter pleas to the charges, which included assault. Harris is accused of shooting 20-year old Natacha Butera, who is from Rwanda.
Police say Harris fired the gun while arguing with another man on Nov. 18, but the bullet struck Butera in the chest and an arm.
Harris' attorney, Greg Jones, says he and prosecutors met with a district judge on Thursday to discuss where Harris should be committed for treatment and safekeeping.
Another judge has ruled that Harris poses a danger to the public.
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