A shooting suspect appeared in court for the first time since being released from the hospital.

55-year-old Kevin Mallard is accused of shooting a 20-year-old man after a road rage incident on Bemont Avenue back in June, and then being caught in a shootout with police.

On June 19th, Mallard plea not guilty by reason of insanity. It followed Mallard's request to receive the death penalty. That request was denied, as non of the charges against Mallard qualify for the death penalty.

Mallard is facing five felony counts, including attempted aggravated murder with a firearm specification; attempted murder with a firearm specification; inducing panic with a firearm specification; improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and carrying concealed weapons.

However, a competency hearing could take place later to determine if he is not guilty by reason of insanity.