A Brevard County deputy shot and killed a man who opened fire in a Cocoa neighborhood Monday night, shooting at homes, cars and a deputy.
The suspect has been identified as Cedrick Lamont Bishop, 30, of Cocoa.
The incident happened around 9:08 p.m. in the area of Aurora Street and Moss Lane.
The Brevard County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a man shooting at houses and cars. A 911 caller stated the suspect was "repeatedly shooting from across the street and a bullet had entered their home, which was occupied by children," a report states.
The Cocoa Police Department also responded to the call.
Deputy Nick Worthy was the first deputy to arrive to the scene at about 9:12 p.m.
According to a report, Bishop walked toward Worthy's patrol cruiser and fired his handgun.
Worthy exited his cruiser and took cover as he exchanged gunfire with Bishop, deputies said.
Bishop was armed with a handgun and a high-capacity magazine. He confronted Worthy at the rear of the patrol car, where Worthy shot Bishop, a report states. He was transported to Wuesthoff Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Bishop has an extensive criminal history. In 2007, he was sentenced to prison on burglary, attempted robbery and cocaine possession charges. Upon release from prison, Bishop was arrested again on various charges, including aggravated assault, aggravated battery with a firearm, discharging a firearm in public, resisting arrest and motor vehicle theft.
According to deputies, Worthy served five tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan as an infantryman and as a U.S. Army Ranger. He was awarded with the Bronze Star with Valor for distinguished heroism in combat. He's currently assigned to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office's west precinct as a patrol deputy.
The sheriff's office is conducting the homicide investigation. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is conducting an independent investigation into the use of deadly force.
Worthy has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard protocol for officer- and deputy-involved shootings across the state.
There were no other injuries connected to the incident.