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Judge suspends case against suspect in Sioux City bar shooting

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

A judge has suspended all criminal proceedings against the Sioux City man accused in a shooting at a downtown bar, last fall.

24-year-old Solomon Harris faced four charges, including willful injury, and reckless use of a firearm, following the shooting inside Mac Behrs back on November 18th. Police say Harris fired the gun while arguing with another man, but the bullet struck 20-year-old foreign exchange student Natacha Butera in the arm and chest.

At a status hearing, Monday afternoon, is was disclosed that Harris suffers from an intellectual disability, and has been diagnosed as "mildly mentally retarded."

In fact, court documents say reports from two different doctors conclude Harris doesn't have the mental capacity to understand the proceedings, and can't assist in his own defense prior to trial.

For now, Harris will be moved to the state medical classification center for treatment.

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