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Oakdale 'random shooter' deemed mentally incompetent for trial

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The Oakdale man charged with six felonies after randomly shooting at cars outside of his home was deemed mentally incompetent to proceed with a trial by a court psychologist.

Nhan Tran, 34, was arrested in February after open-firing near the Rainbow Foods grocery store in Oakdale. Police said Tran fired multiple rounds at four vehicles and killed a 9-year-old boy. He claimed the noise of the cars was bothering him and prompted him to shoot.

The St. Paul Pioneer press reported a note found in his bedroom at the time of arrest read, "Random Kill, Fake Plates." The date "12/12/12" was also written all over the walls of his bedroom, the affidavit filed in Washington County District Court said.

The Washington county prosecution disagrees with the findings and will have Tran reviewed by their own independent psychologist. They are set to revisit the case on May 10.

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