OMAHA, Neb. — A 25-year-old Omaha man who had been set to stand trial next week for the shooting death of another man has been found not competent to stand trial.

Television station WOWT reports that a Douglas County District judge determined Tontavious Montgomery is not mentally fit to stand trial and ordered him committed to a Lincoln psychiatric center for treatment. Montgomery has been charged with first-degree murder in the May 2016 shooting death of 22-year-old Terrance Gunn.

The court has determined that if Montgomery’s competency is not restored by April 18, a hearing will be held to review the status of his case.

Another man, 22-year-old Alphonso Hall III of Omaha, is also awaiting trial for first-degree murder in Gunn’s death.

Information from: WOWT-TV,

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