UPDATE: Shooter who injured Calhoun County officer identified

Published: Jun. 2, 2020 at 1:22 PM EDT
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

June 2, 2020

CALHOUN COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) — The man who shot and killed one person and injured a Calhoun County law enforcement officer following a large "birthday bash" at the

has been identified.

The sheriff's office says 46-year-old Derrick Thompson, who is from Dothan, Alabama, was the deadly shooter.

Thompson shot 23-year-old Kendall Kirkland, who is also from Alabama, while they were fighting, the sheriff's office says. CCSO also says Thompson started to fire at deputies who had walked by the fight and started to intervene.

Law enforcement officers shot and killed Thompson on scene, the sheriff's office says.

Kirkland died from his injuries over the weekend, the sheriff's office says. A total of five people were shot in this incident.

The other people who were shot received treatment at local hospitals and have since been released.

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