Man wounded by deputy after shooting DCF building pleads guilty

WICHITA, Kan. A man wounded by a Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputy after firing shots near the Department for Children and Families in southeast Wichita pleads guilty to a charge of aggravated criminal threat.

A Sedgwick County District Court judge sets 60-year-old Richard Gore's sentencing for next month. On Nov. 27 of 2018, the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office says Gore appeared to be intoxicated when he was found firing shots near the DCF building. One of Gore's shots hit the building, but no one was injured. The building was placed on lockdown.

After Gore's arrest, the sheriff's office said it did not believe he was targeting the DCF building.

When officers arrived, Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter says Gore was shooting toward the road, then the DCF building. The sheriff says Gore fired two shots toward a civilian and started swinging the gun toward where officers were located. That's when deputies fired two rounds, one of which wounded Gore in the shoulder.

Gore was the only person wounded in the incident.