An Osceola County sheriff's deputy was fired for shooting his gun while drunk, according to a statement released by the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.
Deputy Michael Carr's employment was terminated after a criminal investigation concluded he publicly discharged his agency issued weapon while intoxicated while off duty. Detectives forwarded criminal charges to the State Attorney's Office for review.
On June 23, the Sheriff's Office received information that Carr had fired shots in the area of Running Horse Trail in St. Cloud.
Carr, 26, has been employed as a deputy since March of 2011.
Detectives conducted a criminal investigation which led to charges of discharging a firearm in public and discharging a firearm while intoxicated. Charges were forwarded to the State Attorney's Office.
In addition, an internal investigation concluded Carr violated three policies, including Conformance to Laws, Conduct Unbecoming and Use of Weapons, which led to his termination.
The incident is considered an active criminal investigation pending the State Attorney's Office review. A photograph of Carr is being withheld under