Ex-Baltimore cop convicted in midstate love triangle shooting

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 26, 2016 1:13 AM


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(York) -- A former Baltimore police officer has been convicted of aggravated assault stemming from an April 2014 shooting in which he shot an acquaintance six times in York County out of fears the victim was coming to kill him for exchanging text messages with the victims' wife. 

A jury delivered the split verdict against 35-year-old John Torres on Friday.

His attorney declined to comment.  

Torres was acquitted of attempted first-degree murder. 

Torres testified that he shot David Hohman in self-defense outside Torres' York Township apartment.

He says he thought Hohman had a shotgun in his vehicle and drove from Baltimore to York to kill him. 

Baltimore police have said Torres was suspended without pay and later resigned. 

He is scheduled to be sentenced in November.

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