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Man sentenced for drunkenly entering police officer’s home

WHEATON (AP) – A former Harper College wrestler has been sentenced to probation and time served for drunkenly wandering into the home of a police officer who shot and wounded the student.

Twenty-one-year-old Kerin Ramirez was found guilty in July of felony trespass. He was acquitted of a more serious charge of home invasion.

DuPage County Judge George Bakalis said Thursday that Ramirez was drunk when he mistakenly entered the home of the off duty Wood Dale police officer.

The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports the judge also said the police officer was justified in shooting Ramirez, who he said was belligerent and refused to leave.

The officer testified that he shot Ramirez in the abdomen after the man attacked him.

Ramirez told the judge he was sorry for his actions.

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Information from: Daily Herald, http://www.dailyherald.com

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