Detectives assigned to the Pinellas County Use of Deadly Force Investigative Task Force are investigating an officer-involved shooting.

Suspect In Custody After Shooting Pinellas Park Police Officer At Circle K Overnight

Detectives assigned to the Pinellas County Use of Deadly Force Investigative Task Force are investigating an officer-involved shooting.

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL. – Detectives assigned to the Pinellas County Use of Deadly Force Investigative Task Force are investigating an officer-involved shooting.

At approximately 9:50 p.m. on April 19, 2022, Pinellas Park Police Department officers responded to the Circle K located at 4900 Ulmerton Road after reports of a domestic disturbance between a male and a female.

According to detectives, the female reported the suspect threatened her, and then locked herself in the bathroom inside Circle K.

Officer Derr arrived on the scene and attempted to make contact with the suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Calvin Brockington. Detectives say while in the parking lot of Circle K, Brockington walked toward Officer Derr and shot him in the right bicep, incapacitating him.

Detectives say when Officer Gavin arrived on the scene and confronted Brockington, he shot at her. Officer Gavin returned fire, but did not strike him.

Brockington then carjacked a vehicle in the parking lot, drove toward Officer Gavin, then fled the scene. Brockington traveled eastbound on Ulmerton Road where Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputies and the Flight Unit began to pursue him.

Brockington then entered onto I-275 and fled southbound, where he exited in the area of 928 22nd Avenue South. Brockington was confronted by deputies and taken into custody.

Officer Derr was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.

Brockington was taken into custody and several charges are pending.

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