By Mark Wedel
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (Reuters) - The Michigan Uber driver charged with murdering six people last month in a shooting spree in the southwestern part of the state will undergo a competency exam, the prosecuting attorney said on Thursday.
Jason Dalton, 45, is charged with shooting eight people, killing six of them, over a five-hour period on Feb. 20 in between driving customers for the Uber [UBER.UL] car service in Kalamazoo, Michigan, about 150 miles (240 km) west of Detroit.
Dalton's attorney requested a competency exam for the suspect, Kalamazoo County Prosecuting Attorney Jeffrey Getting told reporters following a 45-minute probable-cause hearing that was closed to the public.
(Reporting by Mark Wedel; Writing by Ben Klayman; Editing by Bernadette Baum)