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Michigan man shot by police getting competency evaluation

February 1, 2019

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man who was shot by police after officers say he charged at them with a knife is getting a mental examination to determine whether he’s competent to stand trial.

The Times Herald reports 22-year-old Genio Morgan of Lexington was scheduled this week for a hearing to determine if he should face trial, but instead he was referred for the evaluation. Court officials are waiting for the evaluation’s results before the case moves forward.

Morgan is charged with assault, carjacking and resisting and obstructing arrest . The Associated Press left a message Friday for defense lawyer Daniel Hilf.

Port Huron police went to a McDonald’s on Jan. 5 after receiving a call about a man stabbing himself in the parking lot. Officers say they shot Morgan multiple times in self-defense.

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Information from: Times Herald, http://www.thetimesherald.com

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