Pastor shot, wounded in Wyoming church, possibly after interrupting burglary

A Wyoming pastor was shot and wounded with his own handgun after apparently interrupting a burglary at his rural church.

The Albany County Sheriff's Office says 44-year-old pastor Dennis Lynn Davis was airlifted to a Cheyenne hospital Tuesday evening with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

No information on his condition was immediately available Wednesday.

Albany County Undersheriff Rob DeBree said deputies were called to the Centennial Valley Community Church, about 28 miles west of Laramie, at about 8:20 p.m.

DeBree stated Davis was shot with his own .380-caliber handgun during a struggle with the burglar.

Davis said the burglar was about 6 feet tall and wore a black ski mask and camouflaged clothing.

The shooting prompted a search around Centennial, a picturesque village at the foot of Wyoming's Snowy Range.


Information from: Laramie Boomerang,