State Attorney's Office believes victim killed Myrtle Grove home invasion suspect
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) —
New details have been released about a deadly home invasion robbery in Myrtle Grove last week. The State Attorney's Office said one of the victims inside the home fired the shot that killed David Washington, 27.
According to an arrest report, Washington was one of four people involved in a home invasion robbery on Lillian Highway on Tuesday. Cleveland Golden, 37, Lyntonio Quinn, 22, and Tatiana Williams, 26, have been arrested for the home invasion and homicide. Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille told WEAR-TV Channel 3 News his office will file second-degree murder charges against all three even though they did not kill Washington.
"If the individual who dies is killed by somebody other than the perpetrators of the crime, then it's second-degree felony murder," Marcille said.
According to an arrest report, Golden, Quinn, and Washington forced their way into the home at 4700 block of Lillian Highway, held two people at gunpoint and demanded money. The victims of the home invasion initially told deputies they heard the gunshots after the three men took off.
According to an arrest report, the people inside the home and held at gunpoint were Mary Dirian and Stefan Casanova.
Marcille will not say who they believe shot Washington, but confirms it was one of the victims in the home invasion who pulled the trigger.
"The individuals who were in the home are not being charged with anything at this point," Marcille said.
According to the arrest report, Quinn, Golden, and Washington were seen running on surveillance from a home on 48th Avenue. The arrest report said the video shows a gold sedan pull up near the men and Quinn and Golden got inside, leaving Washington by the road to die. Investigators believe Williams was the person driving the getaway car.
Now Golden, Quinn, and Williams are charged with Washington's death because they were part of the home invasion where he died.
Marcille said under Florida law, they could be facing life in prison.
Golden, Quinn, and Williams are being held in the Escambia County Jail on no bond. They are expected to be arraigned on February 16.
*A previous version of this story said the suspects would make a first appearance on February 16. They will be arraigned on February 16.