Mental evaluation ordered for Vancouver shooting suspect

Mental evaluation ordered for Vancouver shooting suspect
Police cars sit outside the Clark County Center for Community Health Tuesday afternoon after police said a woman shot another person. (Photo: Lincoln Graves/KATU News)

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A judge has ordered a mental evaluation for the woman accused of shooting a former co-worker in his office at the Veteran Affairs campus in Vancouver.

Clark County Superior Court Judge John Nichols said Tuesday that Deborah A. Lennon has a history of erratic behavior and may not be competent for trial.

The Columbian reports he'll review a hospital evaluation at a March 13 hearing.

The 46-year-old Lennon is charged with attempted murder in the Feb. 4 shooting of 45-year-old Allen Bricker, a financial officer for the VA Northwest Health Network. Lennon had worked as an auditor in his office until leaving about two years ago.

Bricker sought a protection order against her last year, alleging she was stalking him with daily emails pursuing an unwanted romantic relationship.


Information from: The Columbian