Man charged in homeless shelter shooting found competent for trial

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MADISON, Wis. — The man charged with shooting another man at a men’s homeless shelter earlier this year has been found competent to stand trial.

Ronald Stephens is charged with one count of attempted first-degree homicide with a dangerous weapon, according to online court records. During Wednesday’s a court commissioner agreed with the findings from the latest competency report, meaning Stephens’ case can move forward.

Stephens had previously been found not competent to stand trial.

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Stephens allegedly shot a man multiple times inside the shelter on First Street the night of March 22. At the time police were on scene for an unrelated medical call. Officers initially arrested a different man in relation to the shooting, but determined he wasn’t involved. Stephens was eventually arrested on March 25.

Stephens’ next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 24 at 3:30 p.m.