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Man charged in officer's slaying to undergo competency exam

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DETROIT (AP) -

A judge has ordered a mental competency examination for a 43-year-old man charged in the fatal shooting of a Detroit police officer.

Decharlos Brooks was arraigned Tuesday on first-degree murder and murder of a peace officer charges.

WDIV-TV reports that Brooks' defense attorney requested the competency exam. A hearing is scheduled April 6.

Glenn Doss was in a patrol car when he was shot in the head Jan. 24 while responding with his partner to a domestic violence complaint on Detroit's eastside. The 25-year-old Doss died several days later at a hospital.

Police have said that Brooks fired shots at police vehicles.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Doss' family pay for expenses.

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