Alleged Vancouver office shooter’s competency under review

A judge has decided to stay legal proceedings against a woman accused of shooting and injuring her former supervisor at a Veterans Affairs office in Vancouver.

Deborah Lennon’s court-appointed attorney said she suffers from a major mental illness. The court will await a psychiatrist’s review of Lennon’s mental condition before proceeding.

The Columbian of Vancouver reported that a review hearing of Lennon’s mental competency is scheduled for May 15. Until she’s found competent, Lennon may not be arraigned on charges of attempted murder, stalking, cyberstalking and first-degree assault.

In February, police say, Lennon went to Allen Bricker’s fourth-floor office and shot him twice in the chest with a handgun.

VA officials said another employee wrested away her gun.

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