A Wichita man who shot a woman after finding several people inside a home he was trying to sell has been sentenced to probation

KANSAS – His name is Christopher Meece and he was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $44,000 restitution in connection with the October 2019 shooting.

He pleaded guilty to several misdemeanor charges in the case after prosecutors dismissed several felony aggravated battery charges. Meece had reported four burglaries at the home in the days before the shooting.

When he went to check in the home, Meece told police he saw two men and one woman running before he fired a shot and struck the woman.

The woman who was 50 at the time of the shooting was wounded in her lower back and sustained injuries to her left kidney, liver and gallbladder.