Shady Hills - A 19-year-old Brooksville man was arrested by Pasco detectives Saturday in connection with last month's slaying of a 21-year-old man during a home invasion robbery gone bad.
Calvin Leon Washington, of 713 Hazel St., Brooksville, was arrested after admitting to detectives that on Oct. 16 he and two other men went to a home at 18236 Oxenham Avenue to rob the occupants of drugs and money, according to an arrest affidavit. But once inside the home, Washington reportedly told investigators, things went bad.
The trio broke into the home through a rear window, but once inside the home, Washington reportedly told investigators, things went bad when the occupants confronted them.
Just before 5 a.m., Cory Lynn Evans was fatally shot in the head at his relative's house. His cousin, Kenneth Sheridan Evans, 25, was shot three times and flown to a Tampa hospital with serious injuries. A suspect was also shot in the back and then taken to Spring Hill Regional Hospital in Hernando County by his two co-conspirators, according to the affidavit. He reportedly is still in a hospital.
Nobody else has been arrested in the case and the other suspects' names haven't been released.
During an interview with Washington on Saturday, he agreed to show Detective Sean Kennedy exactly where the shootings occurred, leading him to the mobile home on Oxenham Drive.
"Detectives don't want to release any more (information) since it's still under investigation," said sheriff's office spokesman Kevin Doll.
Washington is being held without bail at the Land O' Lakes Jail on charges of first-degree murder and attempted felony murder.
He has a long history of arrests from Groveland to Tampa going back to 2005, when he was a juvenile. He also has a history of drug convictions and at least one fleeing to elude conviction.
Evans' family couldn't be reached for comment on Sunday.