A man shot by police days after a stabbing and attempted carjacking outside a Meijer store in Walker has been found competent to stand trial.

A Kent County judge on Friday determined that Victor Adolfo Gonzales is competent to understand the charges against him and can assist in his own defense.

He is awaiting trial on five charges, including carjacking and assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder for the March 9 incident outside Meijer, 2425 Alpine Avenue NW.

Grand Rapids police caught up with him two days later. He was shot in an alley behind a building on Bridge Street just west of Seward Avenue NW.

Gonzales was paroled last November after serving time for attacking a man who refused to buy him alcohol, court records show. He had been living most recently on Fourth Street NW, not far from where he was shot.

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