The charge of voluntary manslaughter was brought against a former Philadelphia police officer on Tuesday.
In an eight-day trial in Center City's Common Pleas Court, the jury ruled Eric Ruch Jr. not guilty of another charge—third-degree murder.
A grand jury in Philadelphia approved four counts against Ruch Jr. in 2020, including first-degree murder.
Ruch Jr., who is now 34, was let go months after the shooting on December 27, 2017.
Following the grand jury inquiry, Ruch was initially charged in October 2020.
Since 2020, Ruch has been released on a $500,000 bond. The trial began on Tuesday with the first witnesses and opening statements. The experiment should last seven to ten days.