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Mental status question in Bellagio shooting case

Posted at 11:09 AM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 23:19:23-05

A judge in Las Vegas will consider the fitness for trial of a 20-year-old man accused of brandishing an unloaded handgun and feigning shots at traffic and tourists on the Las Vegas Strip.
A competency hearing is set Feb. 19 in state court for Kahleal Black.
Deputy Public Defender Christy Craig said Wednesday she's seeking a mental health evaluation because Black showed clear signs of mental illness at a court appearance a week ago.
Black is jailed on $2 million bail pending arraignment on multiple felony charges including assault with a deadly weapon, weapon possession and resisting a police officer.
Two bystanders escaped serious injury when they were grazed by a police officer's gunfire during a fountain show Jan. 22 in front of the Bellagio resort.
Black wasn't wounded.