Man wounded in break-in attempt gets invite from homeowner

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man wounded during an attempted home break-in has gotten an invitation to worship with the pastor who shot him.

The Sedgwick County prosecutor’s office said the pastor provides assistance to men with alcohol and drug addiction. During a sentencing hearing Friday, the pastor invited 30-year-old Corey Burgardt, of Wichita, to attend his church. Burgardt previously pleaded guilty to a felony count of criminal damage to property and a misdemeanor count of criminal trespass.

Prosecutors said Burgardt tried to get into the pastor’s home in November after a night of drinking. Prosecutors said the pastor fired a shot that grazed Burgardt’s forehead.

Besides an extended three year probationary period, Burgardt also was ordered to continue his current alcohol treatment program and pay $2,743 in restitution for the damage he caused.


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