4th person charged in Seattle shooting

Seattle shooting - multiple victims
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SEATTLE (AP) — A fourth suspect was charged Thursday in connection with the January shooting between rival gang members in downtown Seattle. King County prosecutors accuse an Edmonds woman of felony rendering criminal assistance for driving her boyfriend and a second alleged shooter to Las Vegas and hiding them in a hotel room, The Seattle Times reported.

On Wednesday, prosecutors charged Marquise Tolbert and William Toliver, with murder, six counts of assault and unlawful possession of a firearm, accusing them of indiscriminately firing at people on a busy sidewalk during the Jan. 22 evening commute. One woman was killed, another woman remains hospitalized, and four men and a 9-year-old boy were treated for gunshot wounds, including the shooters’ intended target, according to charging papers.

That man, 21-year-old Jamel Jackson, is a member of the Deuce 8 street gang and was seen on video-surveillance footage exchanging words with Tolbert and Toliver before Toliver fired at Jackson, charging papers say. Jackson returned fire, but police say none of his bullets hit anyone. Tolbert and Toliver — members of the rival Hoovers gang — were seen on footage running while shooting behind them and striking all of the victims, according to charging papers.

Jackson was arrested the night of the shootings at Harborview Medical Center and remains jailed in lieu of $250,000 bail. He is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.

Three days later, prosecutors say 26-year-old Daaoshara Galbert — who also uses the alias Daaoshara Degrate — drove Tolbert and Toliver to Las Vegas in her Lexus. She checked into a Las Vegas hotel “and harbored Tolbert and Toliver in that room before they were arrested,” charging papers say.

Galbert is Tolbert’s girlfriend, King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Mary Barbosa wrote in charging papers. Galbert is wanted on a $250,000 arrest warrant.

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