ORLANDO, Fla. – A former Orlando police officer pleaded guilty Friday to charges of shooting into an occupied vehicle and discharging a firearm in public.
Orlando police said Officer David Johnston fired 23 times at Derek Lattimore through closed metal gates in a parking garage in February 2014. Surveillance video showed Lattimore was nearly 90 feet away.
Police said Lattimore almost ran over an officer while fleeing police in the parking garage
Johnston told a judge that he should be given immunity because he was trying to stop a suspect in a domestic violence investigation, but the judge disagreed.
The guilty plea means that Johnston can no longer have a job in law enforcement and can never own a weapon.