SEATTLE -- Two men accused of instigating a downtown Seattle gunfight in January were extradited from Nevada and booked into King County Jail on Wednesday.
Marquise Tolbert and William Toliver, both 24, were arrested leaving a hotel near the Las Vegas Strip Feb. 1 and appeared in court a few days later, where both waived extradition to Washington.
In the charges filed last week, Senior Deputy Prosecutor Mary Barbosa indicated the state will ask that Tolbert and Toliver be held without bail.
“In the present case, the defendants instigated a shoot-out with a rival gang member on a crowded street corner in downtown Seattle at the beginning of the evening commute. Both defendants fired a combined total of at least 20 rounds with no regard for the dozens of innocent people all around them,” Barbosa wrote in the charges.
“One person was killed, multiple people were shot, one was injured by shattered glass and buses and buildings were damaged by bullets. Their willingness to commit such a violent crime in this public setting shows they are a substantial danger to the community,” Barbosa wrote.
The two men and Jamel Jackson, 21, are accused of roles in the shooting that police said erupted at rush hour following a fight outside a fast-food restaurant.