Man found competent for trial in killing of 12-year-old
BRIDGEPORT — A Connecticut man charged in the killing of a 12-year-old boy has been found competent to stand trial.
The Connecticut Post reports that after a reviewing a report by a psychologist and psychiatrist a judge found 18-year-old Tajay Chambers mentally competent for trial Thursday.
Chambers has been charged with murder under special circumstances in the drive-by shooting of 12-year-old Clinton Howell in December.
Police said Chambers had been aiming for Howell’s cousin, who he and the driver believed was part of a rival gang, when Howell was shot in the chest while standing outside his home in Bridgeport.
Officials say 17-year-old Alexander Bolanos was driving the car. He’s being treated as a juvenile and his case is sealed.
Chambers’ lawyer declined to comment.
The case is set to continue Nov. 21.