UPDATE: Man acquitted in attempted murder case



DEC. 8 UPDATE: A jury has handed down a verdict of not guilty in the attempted murder case against Sean Rivers, who has been held in jail since the shooting.

As a result of the verdict following the trial this week, Rivers was released from custody and the first steps have begun to expunge the charges.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (IUSTV News) – The jury trial for a Subway employee who allegedly shot a man over a parking space at a Bloomington location this summer begins Monday, after the original October trial was rescheduled.

Sean Rivers will stand before a jury on an attempted murder charge starting Monday.

Police say on July 15 of this year, Rivers got into a dispute with a customer over where the man had parked his car. Court documents say Rivers then pulled a gun and shot the man in the chest.

The victim survived and has since recovered.

Police say Rivers fled to his apartment near the restaurant and was later found by police.

If convicted, Rivers faces up to 40 years in prison.