Mental evaluation sought for Montgomery school shooting suspect


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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking a mental evaluation for a man accused of opening fire during a traffic dispute at a Montgomery elementary school.

Court records show that prosecutors requested a mental evaluation for 38-year-old Isaiah Johnson who is being held in jail. Johnson was arrested Thursday on charges of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.

WSFA reports that Johnson told a judge Friday that his wife died three weeks ago. Prosecutors wrote in a court filing that a friend of Johnson’s has expressed concern for his mental stability.

Police say that Johnson opened fire after getting into an argument with another father during morning drop off at the school. No one was injured during the shooting.

Prosecutors are also seeking to raise Johnson’s bond from $30,000 to $100,000.

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