Homicide detectives have offered few details in their investigation into a fatal home invasion and robbery that took the life of Winter Park man last month.
The Joint Homicide Investigation Team — a multiagency task force — announced the arrest of one of three suspects in the case at a news conference on Wednesday.
A fugitive unit with the Orlando Police Department took 20-year-old Edward K'Sahn Henry in custody at his mother's home on Tuesday. According to investigators, Henry was arrested on a felony drug charge but will also face a charge of first degree murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old Patrick Taft Jackson.
It was around midnight on June 12, that three men stormed a duplex apartement at 1306 Loren Ave. During the incident, Jackson suffered a gunshot wound to abdomen. He died three days later.
"While the investigation is still ongoing, due to there being two suspects still at-large, we have promising leads in the case and are hopeful there will be additional arrests soon," said Winter Park Police Chief Brett Railey.
Prior to his arrest on Tuesday, Henry had two misdemeanor convictions, said Chief Railey; however, an Orange County judge ruled Wednesday morning that Henry would be held on a no bond status.
Winter Park and Maitland police detectives continue to work together on the case with the assistance of other law enforcement agencies in the area. The lead investigator in the case said little when pressed for details.
"We are aware of the reasons and motivations for the suspects in the case, but unfortunately, I can't elaborate any further than that," said Winter Park Police Det. Frank Cowart. "We are aware of the reason why they went to the house and what they were looking for."
Jackson's killing marks the first murder in Winter Park since 2006. A 2008 incident was later deemed a case of self-defense, said Chief Railey.
All three suspects in this case were armed at the time of the home invasion, detectives say.
The two suspects who remain at-large are to be considered dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477)