Man charged in fatal shooting of tow truck driver

Triston Johnson, 31, charged in David Herr's murder

LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. – A 31-year-old man killed a tow truck driver, then shot at a Broward Sheriff's Office deputy who arrived at a Lauderdale Lakes apartment complex to investigate, police said Wednesday.

Police charged Triston Johnson with murder and attempted murder of a law enforcement officer. A deputy shot Johnson, who was hospitalized at Broward General Medical Center after the shooting. He was released Wednesday.

The shooting happened about 3 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Croix apartments at 4150 NW 34th Street.

The tow truck driver, David Herr, 36, was getting ready to haul away Johnson's car, BSO said. Johnson shot Herr twice. Fire rescue pronounced him dead when they arrived.

Video also showed Johnson shooting Herr, according to an arrest affidavit.

Johnson then shot at a deputy. The deputy who shot Johnson was placed on administrative leave.