|Published:||Aug 01, 2013 12:22 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 01, 2013 7:23 PM EDT|
WARNING: The video to the left may be disturbing to some.
LEE COUNTY, Fla.-68 of the 75 potential jurors for the case will be back in court Friday, as the jury selection process continues.
Thursday, jury selection was underway in the trial of Yousel Rivera. He's accused of shooting a Cape Coral Police officer three times at point blank range.
Dash cam video caught the interaction between a man alleged to be Rivera and Officer David Wagoner. Police say all of it started as a routine traffic stop. An expired tag led Officer Wagoner to pull over a car on Santa Barbara Boulevard and Pine Island Road, April 16, 2011. He asked the driver for a license and registration, then noticed Yousel Rivera in the passenger seat. That's when dash cam video shows the passenger firing 3 shots from a silver handgun, right into Wagoner's chest.
Court records say Rivera then sped off in the vehicle, after climbing over the driver. Wagoner was saved by his bulletproof vest, and he was able to call for backup.
The State Attorney's Office says there is no timeline for jury selection in the Rivera trial, but if a jury is selected Thursday or Friday, the trial could continue through all of next week.