Published: Sep 01, 2010 3:57 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 01, 2010 12:57 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting one man and injuring two others outside an Orlando nightclub.

An Orange County judge sentenced 27-year-old Xavier Ortiz-Reyes Tuesday. He was convicted Aug. 19 of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Authorities say Ortiz-Reyes and his friends got into a series of fights with another group outside the Roxy Nightclub one night in January 2008. Witnesses say Ortiz-Reyes went to the other group saying he wanted to talk to them and stop the fighting. He got into a car to talk with the other men, but when he got out, he fired shots into the vehicle, killing 25-year-old Omar Nunez and wounding two others.

Ortiz-Reyes testified that he fired in self-defense.