YORK, Pa. — A former Baltimore police officer has been convicted of aggravated assault in the shooting of a man he feared was coming to kill him for exchanging text messages with the man’s wife.
A jury delivered the verdict Friday against 35-year-old John Torres in the wounding of David Hohman, who was shot six times in Pennsylvania. Torres was acquitted of attempted first-degree murder.
Torres testified he shot Hohman in self-defense outside Torres’ apartment in York Township, Pennsylvania. Torres says he thought Hohman had a shotgun in his vehicle and feared Hohman had driven 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.
Torres’ attorney declined to comment.