ONE of the men accused of shooting Euan ‘EJ’ Johnston as he sat in his car at traffic lights has been cleared of murdering him.

Prosecutor Alex Prentice QC withdrew the charges against Anthony Ruthven, 33, who denied blasting Mr Johnston in the head with a firearm on November 15, 2016 at the junction of Shields Road and Scotland Street in Glasgow.

In addition to the murder charge, Mr Ruthven was accused of attempted murder and assault charges in connection to alleged incidents on August 12, 2016.  He was also cleared of these charges which he also denied.

His co-accused David Scott, 33, is still on trial accused of murdering Mr Johnston by shooting him.

The trial was adjourned until Thursday when evidence will resume.

The jury has heard that Mr Johnston was sitting in his Audi RS4 at red lights around 11.40pm on November 15 when he was shot in the head suffering a “catastrophic” injury.

He died later in hospital after his life support machine was switched off.

The trial before Lady Stacey continues.