Church burglar shot by pastor sentenced to prison

| November 10, 2009

DETROIT (AP) – A man shot by a pastor during a burglary at a Detroit church has been sentenced to one to 10 years in prison.

The Wayne County prosecutor's office says in a release that 41-year-old Tyrone O. Badey was sentenced Tuesday in circuit court. He had been found guilty of breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony in the Sept. 27 burglary at Westside Bible Church.

Badey was shot in the abdomen by the Rev. Lawrence Adams. Adams was responding to the church's burglar alarm when he surprised Badey who was carrying a bag of items from the building.

Adams is a retired Detroit police lieutenant and said he shot Badey once after the man swung the bag at him.

The Associated Press left a message Tuesday seeking comment from Badey's attorney.

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