ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A competency hearing is scheduled for a California man accused of shooting a U.S. diplomat in Mexico.
A federal judge in Alexandria is set to arraign Zia Zafar of Chino Hills, California, on Friday and hold a hearing on whether is competent to stand trial.
Zafar is charged with attempted murder of a diplomat in the Jan. 6 shooting of consular officer Christopher Ashcraft in Guadalajara. Part of the shooting was captured on video depicting a man taking aim and firing at Ashcraft as he exited a parking garage.
Prosecutors have offered no motive for the shooting.
Court records indicate Zafar was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation back in May. The findings of that evaluation have not been released.
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