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Cheektowaga Dollar General shooter "mentally incompetent" to stand trial

Posted at 10:57 AM, Dec 20, 2019

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.

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.

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.