Man accused of killing sisters now behind bars

John Tooson is accused of killing two sisters at a home in Ashland.
Published: Jul. 22, 2022 at 2:44 PM EDT
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ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) - A man accused of killing two women in June has been extradited to Kentucky, according to the Ashland Police Department.

John Tooson, 32, was arrested after a barricade situation in Toledo, Ohio that left him injured.

Ashland Police Department Chief Todd Kelley said Tooson shot himself and had been receiving treatment at a Toledo hospital for his injuries.

Victims, suspect identified in double homicide in Ashland

The welfare check was initiated after neighbors called 911 reporting gunshots.
The welfare check was initiated after neighbors called 911 reporting gunshots.(WSAZ)

Tooson is accused of shooting Selina Easter, 20, and Summer Algarakhyuly, 18, police say.

According to Ashland Police, the women were sisters.

Chief Kelley said Tooson stole Easter’s car after the shooting and took off to a home on Utah Street in Toledo.

He faces two counts of murder, and one count of wanton endangerment, 1st degree. In addition, Tooson will face charges related to theft of a vehicle which belonged to one of the victims and with endangering an infant at the Montgomery Avenue address.

Tooson is lodged at the Boyd County Detention Center.

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