Surveillance video of VFW post shooting in Evansville released

August 16, 2019 posted by


3 BRANDON– EVIDENCE — IN A — RECENT — ATTEMPTED MURDER — CASE — IN EVANSVILLE — IS RELEASED TO — EYEWITNESS NEWS. THE CASE — INVOLVES — JANUARY’S SHOOTING — AT THE — V-F-W POST ON — WABASH AVENUE.LAST WEEK– I SAT DOWN — FOR AN — EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH — MIKE BURGHARDT — THE MAN CONVICTED — OF THAT SHOOTING.HE TOLD ME — HIS ACTIONS WERE — OUT OF — HIS CONTROL.TODAY — VANDERBURGH COUNTY — COURTS — RELEASED — SURVEILLANCE VIDEO — FROM — INSIDE — THAT POST — WHEN THAT — SHOOTING HAPPENED.EYEWITNESS NEWS — MIKE PICKETT — SHOWS US — THAT VIDEO.(MIKE) DURING HIS INTERVIEW WITH EYEWITNESS NEWS — BURGHARDT CITED P-T-S-D IN HIS REASONING FOR SHOOTING PAUL GLOVER EARLIER THIS YEAR. (JOHN MICHAEL BURGHARDT) “We did not go to trial thinking anything about post traumatic stress or any of that, but I am rated 100% by the veterans administration as disabled and it was for post traumatic stress.”(MIKE) THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE CLAIMS EVIDENCE AT THE CASE SUGGESTS OTHERWISE.HERE IS WHAT THE JURY SAW.IN THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO PRESENTED DURING THE TRIAL — AND OBTAINED BY EYEWITNESS NEWS THROUGH A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST — IT SHOWS THE MOMENTS BEFORE — DURING AND AFTER THE SHOOTING — IN THE POST FULL OF BINGO PLAYERS AND OTHERS. JUST AFTER SEVEN — PEOPLE WORKING THAT NIGHT WERE WATCHING A BACK DOOR. PAUL GLOVER GOES TO THE DOOR TO OPEN IT — WHEN BURGHARDT GRABS THE DOOR AND STEP S INSIDE.. BURGHARDT HASTHE GUN IN HIS LEFT HAND AND IS POINTING IT AT GLOVER. GLOVER APPEARS TO ALSO HAVE A GUN — BUT HE IS POINTING IT AWAY FROM BURGHARDT. ABOUT 20 SECONDS LATER — BURGHARDT SHOOTS GLOVER ONCE.(JOHN MICHAEL BURGHARDT) “I kept looking at him, jumping out behind that door, with that gun by his side, I pulled my gun out and watched him…and I shot him.”(MIKE) THE SHOT IS HEARD THROUGH THE BUILDING — CAUSING SOME PEOPLE TO DUCK BEHIND TABLES — AND OTHERS TO LEAVE — WHILE OTHERS RUSH TO CHECK ON GLOVER. BURGHARDT IS PUSHED DOWN AFTER THE SHOOTING, BUT THE VIDEO SHOWS HIM WALKING TO ANOTHER DOOR. MINUTES LATER — ONCE HE GETS IN HE’S TACKLED BY PEOPLE — WHO HELD HIM DOWN UNTIL EVANSVILLE POLICE ARRIVED. ((NAT SOUND–BODY CAM))(MIKE) BURGHARDT’S LAWYER — DAWNYA TAYLOR — DECLINED OUR OFFER FOR AN ON CAMERA INTERVIEW CITING HER POLICY OF NOT COMMENTING ON A CASE UNTIL ALL LITIGATION IS DONE. BURGHARDT IS SCHEDULED TO BE SENTENCED ON SEPTEMBER FOURTH. IN EVANSVILLE, MIKE PICKETT, EYEWITNESS NEWS. 3 BRANDON– EVANSVILLE POLICE — AND A — COMMUNITY ACTIVIST — COME TOGETHER — OVER

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