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Suspect in shooting outside of Bloomington subway station is detained



Blooming, Indiana – Sean Rivers, a 22-year-old Bloomington resident, has been detained by the Bloomington Police Department in relation to a gunshot that occurred outside the Subway restaurant at N. Kinser Pike on Saturday and left the victim in serious condition. Rivers, a Subway employee, has been charged with attempted murder, according to the Bloomington Police Department.

Reported gunfire prompted BPD officers to go to the Subway restaurant at 1839 N. Kinser Pike around 1:25 on Saturday, according to a BPD press release. Officers responded and discovered the 51-year-old victim outside the restaurant close to the store’s dumpsters with a gunshot wound to his chest.

The victim was sent to a local hospital for emergency procedures, but according to BPD, the man’s condition remains critical.

According to the news statement, witnesses claimed that Rivers and the victim had verbally argued before the shooting about where the victim had parked his car. Afterward, according to witnesses, Rivers followed the victim outside the shop. A short while later, witnesses claimed to have heard a gunshot and seen Rivers return to the Subway location, retrieve his possessions, and leave the area on foot heading south.

At 1:55 on Saturday, BPD officers discovered Rivers at a house in the 500 block of West Northlane Drive and apprehended him. Rivers was apprehended without a hitch and hauled to the BPD Headquarters for a meeting. The Monroe County Jail is where Rivers is now being held.

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