Pasco murder suspect DeShawn I. Anderson has been evaluated by a state psychiatrist, two months after his case was put on hold because of concerns he may be developmentally disabled.
Anderson, 19, of Finley, met with the Eastern State Hospital professional at the Franklin County jail, where he is held on $1 million bail.
Now that the evaluation is done, Anderson and attorneys appeared Tuesday in Franklin County Superior Court before Judge Alex Ekstrom to schedule the next review date.
The court set an April 14 hearing with the hope that a report will be done by then so Ekstrom can decide if Anderson has the capacity to understand his criminal case and is competent to go to trial and assist his lawyer.
Anderson is charged with first-degree murder and four counts of first-degree assault.
Prosecutors claim Anderson was one of two armed suspects who ambushed a car Nov. 18, firing almost 20 bullets at the four occupants. Three of the men inside the parked car on West Margaret Street were injured.
The investigation revealed the victims were associated with a street gang that had an ongoing feud with Anderson, court documents show.
A series of gang shootings followed in the next three weeks, with two people killed.
Anderson is accused of fatally shooting Lorenzo R. Fernandez Jr. on Dec. 3 as the 22-year-old man sat in his Ford Mustang outside a Pasco apartment complex. Fernandez reportedly knew the victims from the Nov. 18 shooting.
Anderson was arrested Dec. 11.