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Prosecutor waiting for accused CBC gunman to establish competency

Prosecutor waiting for accused CBC gunman to establish competency

PASCO, Wash. — Franklin County prosecutors said the man accused of showing up to Columbia Basin College (CBC) intoxicated, armed with a shotgun, and pulling a fire alarm requires further evaluation before he can stand trial.

Deputy Prosecutor Albert Lin said they were in court discussing 18-year-old Jose Amezola's ability to stand trial on Tuesday.

Lin told Action News they were given an extra month while they work to determine the man's competency.

Court documents claim Amezola arrived on campus with a shotgun, hid it, and activated the school's fire alarm.

He's being charged with burglary and first-degree attempted assault, but Lin said they're still waiting for him to enter a plea.

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