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Man Shot Outside White House Will Come to N.C. for Mental Exam

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BUTNER — The man shot near the White House last month is headed to North Carolina.

Robert Pickett will go to Butner's Federal Correction Hospital for a court-ordered competency evaluation. A Secret Service agent shot Pickett in the leg when he allegedly flashed a gun outside the White House's south fence last month.

Doctors need to figure out whether Pickett is competent to stand trial. His lawyers are appealing the ruling.


Brian Shrader, Web Editor

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