Jury finds Evansville VFW shooter guilty

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Evansville VFW shooter has been found guilty on six of nine charges.

A jury found 70-year-old John Michael Burghardt guilty on two counts of attempted murder, two counts of attempted aggravated battery and two counts of battery by means of a deadly weapon.

Burghardt is accused of shooting Paul Glover in the abdomen at the Evansville VFW in January.

Police said the incident stemmed from a verbal altercation after Burghardt threatened to shoot someone inside the building and was confronted by Glover.

Burghardt will be sentenced on September 4th at 2:00 p.m.

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(This story was originally published on August 7, 2019)

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