Suspect in 2012 MacBehr's Shooting Released

A glitch in the law is letting a man accused of shooting a woman in a Sioux City bar go free.

25-year-old Solomon Harris was ruled incompetent to stand trial for the 2012 shooting of a Briar Cliff University student at MacBehr's. Now he's been released from jail after a judge ruled the state doesn't have the authority to have him committed to a mental health treatment facility.

A section of state law that would have allowed the commitment was overlooked last year in a redesign of the state's mental health system.

A bill to fix that loophole failed to advance out of a committee during this session.