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Four indicted in Valdosta shooting turned standoff

Christopher Tooley Christopher Tooley
Dashay March Dashay March
Akira Neloms Akira Neloms
Amber Jackson Amber Jackson
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Four Valdosta residents were facing indictments Wednesday for a March shooting in Valdosta that turned into a standoff.

Dashay March, Christopher Tooley, Amber Jackson, and Akira Neloms have each been indicted on multiple charges.

Tooley was facing four indictments. He was indicted on two counts of aggravated assault, accused of shooting Dashay March and 17 year-old Kayla Samuels in the parking lot of the Citgo gas station on N. Forrest St. on March 11th.

Tooley was also indicted for possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police say he fired shots from his car at March and Samuels as March and Samuels sat in March's car in the gas station parking lot after getting gas.

March was facing five indictments. He was indicted on two counts of aggravated assault, accused of firing back at Tooley and Akira Neloms, who, according to the indictment, was in Tooley's car at the time of the shooting.

March was also indicted for possession of more than an ounce of marijuana, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and for tampering with evidence. According to the indictment, March initially hid from police the 9mm semiautomatic pistol police say he used during the shooting at the gas station.

Akira Neloms was indicted for obstructing a law enforcement officer and for hindering apprehension or punishment of a criminal. According to the indictment, Neloms lied to officers when they questioned her about the name of the person driving the car that she was in at the time of the shooting.

The indictment also states that Neloms hid Tooley from law enforcement between March 12th and March 21st.

Amber Jackson was indicted for obstructing a law enforcement officer and possession of an illegal weapon. According to the indictment, a sawed off shotgun was found inside Jackson's apartment, where March barricaded himself after the shooting at the gas station.

The indictment also states that when officers initially questioned Jackson after the standoff Jackson told them that she did not have a gun in the home and that March hid the shotgun in her closet. The indictment says Jackson furthered lied to officer by telling them that what appeared to be a shotgun blast in one of the walls inside the apartment were actually holes that her children had made using a pen.

As of Wednesday, March, Tooley, Neloms, and Jackson all remained in the Lowndes County Jail.

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