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Two arrested in fatal weekend shooting in Madison County

Posted at 1:03 PM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 13:07:40-04

MADISON COUNTY, Fla. — Two men have been arrested in connection to a shooting that left one person dead and two people injured over the weekend in Madison County.

According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to an area known as the Big Valley located on S.E. Old County Camp Road in reference to a gunshot victim on Sunday morning.

Multiple deputies along with officers from the Madison Police Department responded to the call.

Upon arriving, a large crowd was observed trying to leave the area.

Responding units were advised that two men suffering from gunshot wounds had arrived at the Madison County Memorial Hospital by way of personal vehicles.

Sadly, one of the victims was pronounced deceased as a result of a gunshot wound.

Authorities responded to the hospital while other deputies located and secured the scene where the shooting took place.

Later during the investigation, MCSO investigators arrived on scene and took primary lead in the investigation.

Shortly after, investigators learned that a third man was also shot and had been taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

The second and third victim were reportedly suffering from gunshot wounds but were not considered to be life threatening.

Multiple people who were present at the time of the shooting were interviewed however no one reported witnessing anything only hearing numerous gunshots and seeing people run in all directions.

As a result of the initial investigation, two suspects were identified and arrested within 16 hours of the shooting incident as well as recovery of a firearm that is believed to be weapon used to commit the shootings.

The suspects were identified as Brad Cameron Whitfield and Derices Devon Dunlap.

Both men are facing multiple charges including murder, aggravated battery and accessory after act (murder).

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Madison Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation is on-going and anyone with information is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at 850-973-4151.