FARMINGTON — A preliminary hearing has been set for Aug. 19 for a man police shot in the head in March, 2012, after he allegedly shot his girlfriend.
Prosecutors and attorneys for Brian Lane Harris, 24, of Layton, agreed that Harris is now competent to stand trial.
Harris was in 2nd District Court on Thursday. He had been at the Utah State Hospital since December and is now booked into the Davis County Jail.
Harris is charged with second-degree felony discharge of a firearm with injury; failure to stop at the command of police, a class A misdemeanor; commission of domestic violence, a class B misdemeanor; third-degree felony aggravated assault; and, third-degree felony obstructing justice.
The charges are related to a March 21, 2012 incident in which police found a woman had suffered a gunshot wound to her leg. Police said Harris allegedly exited the home with no weapon, but turned to go back inside.
Believing Harris was returning for a weapon, and because there were children in the home, officers tasered him twice, but the taser shots were ineffective, police said at the time. Officers then shot Harris, and one of the bullets hit him in the head.
The Layton police officer who fired the shot was cleared by the Davis County Attorney’s Office in June, 2012.