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San Diego freeway shooting suspect ordered to undergo mental exam

December 6, 2011 |  2:31 pm

AyonA 24-year-old Lancaster man accused of a freeway shooting rampage in San Diego County was ordered by a judge Tuesday to undergo a psychiatric exam to see if he is mentally competent to stand trial.

A hearing was set for January to determine if Enrique Ayon is mentally able to assist in his defense against charges that he shot at vehicles and individuals along Interstates 805 and 5 on Oct. 3, wounding a 26-year-old man and leaving bullet holes in several vehicles.

Ayon faces attempted murder and other charges. He was arrested along a freeway in Los Angeles County the day after the shooting when a tipster spotted his Chevrolet Malibu.

Prosecutors said they have not been able to determine a motive for the shootings. Ayon remains in jail without bail.


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Photo: Enrique Ayon. Credit: California Highway Patrol