updated 03/11/2014 AT 3:15 PM ET
•originally published 03/11/2014 AT 3:30 PM ET
Oscar Pistorius’s friend testified Tuesday that the Olympian twice fired guns in public in the six months before he killed his girlfriend, once without warning through the sunroof of a moving car following an angry altercation with a policeman.
Darren Fresco said he asked Pistorius immediately after the sunroof shooting if he was “mad” and the world-famous runner “just laughed” at him.
Pistorius denies shooting the gun in the car, although now two witnesses say that he did.
Fresco’s testimony in the South African court portrayed Pistorius as a reckless hothead who also asked Fresco to take the blame for a gun being fired accidentally under a table in a busy Johannesburg restaurant.