Judge rules Dixon man fit for trial in school shooting case

DIXON, Ill. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a 20-year-old man is mentally able to go to trial on charges he opened fire at a northern Illinois high school.

Sauk Valley Media reports Lee County Circuit Court Judge Charles Beckman on Friday agreed with a forensic psychologist who said Matthew Milby Jr. of Dixon can understand court proceedings and assist in his own defense. Milby has pleaded not guilty .

Milby is accused of taking a semi-automatic rifle to Dixon High School on May 16, 2018 during graduation practice and firing at a gym teacher. A resource officer then confronted Milby, who was a member of the graduating class. Milby is accused of firing at the officer, who returned fire, striking Milby in the shoulder and the hip.

The resource officer and gym teacher weren't injured.

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