A man who is facing an attempted murder charge for a shooting in the rural Easton area will undergo an evaluation to determine if he is competent to stand trial.

A man who is facing an attempted murder charge for a shooting in the rural Easton area will undergo an evaluation to determine if he is competent to stand trial.

Andrew G. Foderaro, 19, appeared Friday in Leavenworth County District Court for what was scheduled to be an arraignment. But the arraignment did not go forward because his attorney, Carl Cornwell, had filed a motion seeking a determination about the defendant's competency.

Foderaro is charged in Leavenworth County District Court with attempted first-degree murder, possession of cocaine, a misdemeanor count of possession of stolen property and a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.

The charges stem from an Oct. 27 incident that occurred on 227th Street.

A criminal complaint alleges that Foderaro discharged a firearm multiple times with the intent to kill another man.

The victim was taken to the hospital following the incident, according to Leavenworth County Undersheriff Jim Sherley.

Sherley has said authorities believe the shooting resulted from a drug deal that had gone bad.

Last month, Foderaro waived his preliminary hearing in the case, according to court records.

District Judge Gunnar Sundby said Friday that the competency evaluation will be conducted through The Guidance Center.

The Guidance Center is a community mental health center.

Sundby said such evaluations usually take about two weeks. He scheduled another hearing for Feb. 9.

Sundby said the case will not proceed until the competency issue is resolved.

Cornwell also has filed notice that he may use a lack of mental state as a defense.

Foderaro remains in custody at the Leavenworth County Jail.

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