SEATTLE — Two of the suspects in the downtown Seattle shooting that killed one and hurt at least six others were booked Wednesday into the King County Jail.
Marquise Tolbert, 24, and William Tolliver, 24, were arrested Feb. 1 as they walked out of the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino near the Las Vegas Strip. They had been on the run since the shooting Jan. 22.
A third suspect, Jamel Jackson, was arrested on the night of the shooting on a firearms violation for having a gun at the scene. Jackson was booked into the King County Jail -- where he remains in lieu of $250,000 bail -- after he was released from Harborview Medical Center. He was also one of the eight people who were shot, and is not being charged for the shootings or murder.
Tolbert and Toliver are charged with first-degree murder for the death of Tanya Jackson. They’re also charged with assault for injuries to six others, including a 9-year-old boy.
Tolbert and Tolliver, who both have extensive criminal histories, also were charged with being felons illegally possessing handguns.
In the downtown Seattle shootout, police said, Tolbert and Tolliver fired at least 20 rounds total with no regard for the dozens of innocent people around them. All shooting victims other than Jackson are believed to be random.
Police describe Tolbert, Tolliver and Jackson as gang members in multiple court documents. Families say otherwise.
Gang Unit detectives say Tolbert and Tolliver have ties to a South Seattle gang. Police say Jackson admitted to being a member of a Central District gang. Jackson and his brother say he’s not.
Overall, the Central District gang and the South Seattle gang have a long, violent feud that’s led to numerous gang-related shootings and murders in Seattle, police records show.
Police are still searching for 26-year-old Daaoshara Galbert, a girlfriend of Tolbert. Galbert was charged last week in King County Superior Court with first-degree rendering criminal assistance after prosecutors said she helped the Seattle shooting suspects flee to Las Vegas.
Prosecutors said Galbert was last seen in Las Vegas on the day Tolbert and Toliver were arrested. Police said her car was recovered at the scene of their arrest.
© 2020 © 2020 Cox Media Group