Jury finds Evansville VFW shooter guilty

john michael burghardt FOR WEB_1552468202579.jpg.jpg

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.

For the latest breaking news and stories from across the tri-state, follow Eyewitness News on Facebook and Twitter.

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

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories