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Tran Ruled Incompetent To Stand Trial In Shootings

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(credit: Washington County Jail)

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A man accused of going on a shooting spree in Oakdale that killed a 9-year-old boy has been ruled incompetent to stand trial.

Nhan Tran, 34, was charged last month with second-degree murder, attempted murder and assault in connection with the incident. Tran is accused of opening fire at random on drivers in an Oakdale neighborhood, hitting four vehicles. Devin Aryal, 9, was shot in the head and died in his mother’s minivan.

Court documents state Tran was wearing a backpack filled with numerous bullets, two large knives and two full magazines. A 9mm handgun was found six to eight feet from him when police say he was caught.

Those documents also say Tran admitted to shooting at two vehicles, including the minivan Devin Arryal was in when he was killed. Investigators say Tran also admitted to reloading and trying to shoot more.

A psychologist appointed by Washington County Court officials ruled Monday that Tran is incompetent to stand trial at this time. Another competency review by another psychologist will be done with a decision determined by early May.

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