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Judge order mental screening of man arrested for car chase

December 19, 2017

This photo provided by Baltimore Police shows Mausean Carter. Authorities have identified the man they said led police on a wild chase through the streets of Baltimore before being arrested on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Police identified Mausean Carter on Saturday. The 30-year-old Carter allegedly shot wildly at officers and pedestrians as he led cruisers on a chase for at least 20 minutes. (Baltimore Police via AP)

BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge has ordered a mental evaluation of a man accused of killing two people and shooting wildly at police officers and pedestrians as he led cruisers on a car chase through the streets of Baltimore last week.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Judge Kathleen Sweeney ordered the evaluation Monday of 30-year-old MauSean Carter at the request of a public defender. A prosecutor called the request “frivolous.”

Carter faces multiple charges, including first-degree murder, for several shootings across the city and Friday’s police chase. Police said Monday that Carter had fatally shot a 21-year-old in a “drive-by style” shooting a day before the police chase.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

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