A man accused of shooting up his Wyoming apartment and killing his cat has been found incompetent to stand trial for the mid-December incident.
A mental health evaluation conducted after the Dec. 12 shooting determined that 25-year-old Casey Michael Quinlan cannot, at this point, assist in his own defense.
Quinlan, who was wounded by police investigating a complaint at Ramblewood apartments, made a brief appearance in Wyoming District Court on Wednesday. His attorney submitted a report indicating Quinlan is incompetent. If he is not found competent to stand trial after 15 months, criminal charges will be dismissed.
Quinlan is facing two counts of discharging a firearm in or at a building, a 10-year felony, and killing an animal, which is a four-year offense.
Quinlan admitted to using alcohol and marijuana prior to the shooting, court records show. He used a rifle to shoot his cat and a handgun to shoot a globe inside his apartment, according to court records. Several rounds penetrated the walls and went into adjoining apartments, but no one was injured.
Quinlan was shot by Wyoming police; his injuries were not life-threatening. He is being held in the Kent County Jail.
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