The suspect was identified as 22-year-old Sean Rivers, an employee at the restaurant. Police said Rivers fled the scene and went to his home, where police later found him.
Rivers told investigators that the victim had parked his truck in front of the restaurant and Rivers asked him to move it, according to court documents.
Rivers stated the man told him to mind his business and that Rivers wasn’t the police, which sparked an argument between the two men, according to police.
Court documents state Rivers said the man then left the restaurant and walked to the side of the building to his truck. Rivers claimed it looked like the man was going around the back of the restaurant, so he ran back to an office to grab his backpack, which allegedly had a gun inside.
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Rivers said he then went outside and continued arguing with the man. He claimed the man grabbed his arm, leading Rivers to shoot him, WXIN reported.
Rivers then went back inside the restaurant to get his phone and other belongings before he ran home, police said.
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Investigators spoke with an employee that was working with Rivers at the time of the shooting. The worker allegedly told police Rivers had threatened the man several times during the incident, saying at one point, “I’ll have you 86’ed,” WXIN reported.
The other employee also said the victim was leaving when Rivers followed him out of the restaurant to continue the argument. The other worker never saw the actual shooting, but did tell police that the man never threatened Rivers.
The victim has filed a civil complaint against Rivers, Subway and its parent company seeking damages, according to WXIN. He claimed he suffered “severe and permanent injuries” as a result of the shooting.
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