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Psychological exam ordered for alleged Allina Health clinic shooter

Gregory Ulrich, 67, is charged with murder and attempted murder as well as firearms and explosives charges in the Feb. 9 attack in Buffalo, Minn.

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Law enforcement personnel walk toward the Allina Health clinic, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in Buffalo, Minn. Authorities say multiple people were shot at the Minnesota health clinic; Gary Paul Ulrich, 67, of Buffalo was taken into custody afterward. (David Joles / Minneapolis Star Tribune / TNS)
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MINNEAPOLIS — A judge on Monday, March 22, ordered a mental competency exam for the man charged with carrying out a mass shooting last month in Buffalo, Minn.

Gregory Ulrich, 67, is charged with murder and attempted murder as well as firearms and explosives charges in the Feb. 9 attack at an Allina Health clinic.

Investigators say Ulrich was angry that doctors had cut off his supply of opioid painkillers.

Lindsay Overbay, a 37-year-old medical assistant at the clinic, was killed and four of her colleagues were injured.

Judge Catherine McPherson ordered Ulrich to undergo a psychological exam to determine if he can cooperate in his defense.

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Prosecutors charged Ulrich in 2018 with violating a restraining order that an Allina physician had obtained. But authorities dropped that misdemeanor charge after a psychologist found that Ulrich was not competent to proceed.

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Gary Paul Ulrich, 67, of Buffalo. (Photo courtesy Wright County Sheriff's Office)

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