Evaluation Complete On Roswell Shooting Suspect

Jan 31, 2014

Prosecutors say the court-ordered psychiatric evaluation of a 12-year-old accused of shooting two classmates in Roswell is complete.

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler tells KOB-TV that the boy has been transferred from an Albuquerque psychiatric facility to a juvenile center. Chandlers also says that in addition to three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, the suspect faces a new charge of carrying a firearm on school premises.

New Mexico State Police say the seventh-grade boy took a shotgun to Berrendo Middle School and opened fire on classmates gathered in the gym before classes started Jan. 14.

The Associated Press typically doesn't identify juveniles accused of crimes.

Two students were injured in the shooting, one critically.

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