Proficiency examination set for male kept in Strip bus shooting case

Friday, April 21, 2017|4:19 p.m.

. A judge will choose a guy’s competency to deal with criminal charges in the killing of a traveler from Montana and wounding of another man in a shooting on a double-decker transit bus on the Las Vegas Strip.

Rolando Cardenas’ defense attorney, Will Ewing, didn’t instantly respond Friday to messages about a regional judge’s decision on Tuesday to refer Cardenas to state court for a mental health evaluation.

Cops state “mental concerns” might have triggered the 55-year-old Cardenas to open fire with a pistol March 25 on the second level of the general public bus.

Cardenas later informed investigators he was unemployed and homeless, and he drew a handgun and fired since he felt threatened and wanted to terrify a male who sat near him.

His competency hearing is set May 12.

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