BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The trial for the man accused of a shooting at the Dollar General in Cheektowaga has been deemed mentally incompetent to stand trial.
Travis Green will not face trial, he will go to Rochester for mental health treatment. Two doctors examined him and concluded he was not mentally fit for trial after Green’s lawyer asked for a competency exam. @WKBW https://t.co/8qbXieuPsl— Rebecca Thornburg (@RebeccaWKBW) December 20, 2019
Two doctors examined Travis Green, and made that determination, which was announced Friday. Jury selection in Green's trial was scheduled to begin December 9th, but his attorney, Paul Dell requested a competency exam. Dell told 7 Eyewitness News his client suffered from psychosis.
According to police, on November 14th, 2017 around 2:30 p.m., Travis Green entered the Dollar General off Union Road in Cheektowaga asking for a job application. He allegedly became upset, left the store, and fired multiple rounds at the store with an AR-15 style rifle from the parking lot.
Erie County District Attorney comments after court finds Dollar General shooter, Travis Green, incompetent to assist his attorney in his defense. Green also facing charges of assaulting guard. Green to be sent to Rochester for rehabilitation before shooting trial resumes.@WKBW pic.twitter.com/aKzxApxF0T— Ed Reilly (@WKBWedreilly) December 20, 2019
Green's charged with attempted murder, attempted assault, reckless endangerment, and criminal possession of a weapon. He has been held without bail since he was charged.
If he had gone to trial and was convicted, he could face a maximum of 25 years in state prison.