WASHINGTON (AP) - A Virginia man accused of shooting a security guard at a conservative lobbying group because he didn't like the group's politics is due in court for a preliminary hearing.
Twenty-eight-year-old Floyd Lee Corkins faces an assault charge and handgun charges that carry the possibility of decades in prison. He's due in court Friday.
A judge has also ruled that he undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine whether he's competent to understand the court proceedings.
Prosecutors say Corkins walked into the Family Research Council's Washington offices last week and shot a security guard in the arm before the guard subdued him. Court documents show Corkins was carrying a box of ammunition and 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches. The FRC has defended Chick-fil-A since the fast-food chain's president announced his opposition to gay marriage.