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Aaron Searls found not guilty in Huntington shooting case

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UPDATE:

Aaron Searls, the man accused of shooting and killing John Keaton Jr., was found not guilty by a jury.

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ORIGINAL:

A jury was selected Monday in a Cabell County murder trial.

Aaron Searls, 29, of Huntington, is charged with the shooting death of John Keaton Jr., 45, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky.

The shooting happened in January 2012 outside The Lounge bar in the 1500 block of 3rd Avenue.

According to Huntington Police, the two men were arguing inside the Lounge Bar in January 2012. They went outside and that when Keaton was shot three times at point-blank range. Officers said that the first shot, which nicked Keaton's heart, killed him.

Witnesses at the scene held Searls down until police arrived.

Testimony in the trial is expected to begin Tuesday morning.