Seventeen-year-old Iyon Erves has been found guilty on six of his eight charges in connection to the Tippecanoe Mall shooting that happened on December 27th, 2019. He was tried as an adult. It took Judge Sean Persin about five minutes Thursday morning to read his decision.
Erves broke out in tears as the verdict on attempted murder was read. One of his family members walked out of the courtroom immediately. About a dozen of his family members have been present for the entire bench trial, which started on Tuesday. They had no comment for News 18 after the verdict.