Mental evaluation ordered for Youngstown murder suspect

Prosecutors said an argument over a woman prompted the shooting

Bernard Barnes, 57, was indicted earlier in May for the shooting that resulted in the death of Kenneth Evans, 57.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A judge has ordered a mental competency evaluation for a Youngstown murder suspect.

Bernard Barnes is accused of shooting 57-year-old Kenneth Evans in May. Evans died as a result of his injuries.

Prosecutors said an argument over a woman prompted the shooting.

The victim was found at a home in the 1900 block of Manhattan Ave. with a gunshot wound to the stomach. Barnes was arrested a short time later after police were able to track his cell phone to a location near W. Laclede Avenue.

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