Second arrest made in March Sarasota homicide

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SARASOTA, Fla. - Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department have charged 17-year-old Corey L. Brown of Sarasota with murder in connection to a homicide that occurred in March.

On March 10 around 10:30 p.m., Sarasota Police Department officers responded to the 3200 block of North Orange Avenue in reference to a homicide. Upon arrival, officers located the body of 23-year-old Carlton Parhm of Palmetto. Parhm was the victim of a gunshot wound.

The investigation revealed that on March 10, Parhm and 4 friends drove from Manatee County to Sarasota to meet with another individual. During the meeting an argument began and Parhm and the individuals got into a car to avoid a confrontation. They left the area and drove eastbound on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way in Sarasota. As the vehicle turned south onto Leon Avenue, a gunshot shattered the front passenger window, striking and killing Parhm.

Detectives developed probable cause and charged Shaquan D. Leverett with murder on June 5. Detectives have additionally charged Brown with Murder. He was also charged with Possession of a Firearm and Possession of Cocaine in reference to a separate investigation.

Anyone with information in connection to this case is encouraged to call Detective DeFrancisco at 941-954-7049 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477) or online at