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BPD arrests suspect in shooting outside Bloomington Subway location


The Bloomington Police Department has arrested 22-year-old Bloomington resident Sean Rivers in connection to a shooting Saturday outside the Subway location at N. Kinser Pike that left the victim in critical condition. According to the Bloomington Police Department, Rivers, an employee at the Subway store, has been charged with attempted murder.

BPD officers responded to the Subway store, located at 1839 N. Kinser Pike, around 1:25 p.m. Saturday following a reported shooting, according to a BPD press release. Upon arrival, officers found the 51-year-old victim with a gunshot wound to his chest outside the restaurant near the store’s dumpsters.

While the victim was transported to a nearby hospital to undergo emergency surgeries, BPD reported the man is still in critical condition.

According to the press release, witnesses said Rivers and the victim had engaged in a verbal argument regarding where the victim had parked his vehicle prior to the shooting. Witnesses said Rivers then followed the victim out of the store. Shortly after, witnesses reported hearing a gunshot and saw Rivers return to the Subway store, gather his belongings and run southbound from the scene on foot.

BPD officers took Rivers into custody after locating him at a residence in the 500 block of W. Northlane Drive at 1:55 p.m. Saturday. Rivers was taken into custody without incident and transported to the BPD Headquarters for an interview. Rivers is currently booked in the Monroe County Jail.

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