2 young sisters murdered in Ashland. Suspect captured 260 miles away.

The Toledo (OH) Police Department and U.S. Marshals Service, while assisting Ashland police, have made an arrest in the murders of two young sisters, one a teenager.

Friday morning at approximately 8:15, the Ashland Police Department responded to a duplex in the 3000 block of Montgomery Avenue after neighbors reported hearing gunfire, according to a report by WSAZ.com. Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered two women, 20-year-old Selina Easter and 18-year-old Summer Algarakhuly, dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

An infant, Algarakhuly’s baby, was found unhurt in the residence.

Police arrested the suspect, John Tooson, early Saturday morning in Toledo, Ohio, 260 miles from Ashland, after he tried to commit suicide following a “barricade situation” that lasted from 5:30 Friday afternoon until after midnight, the news outlet reports.

Tooson was transported to a local hospital after shooting himself. He is in critical condition.

Police told the news outlet that Tooson has residences in both Ashland and Toledo.

His connection to the two victims is currently unclear.

Tooson has been charged with two counts of murder, first-degree wanton endangerment and theft of an automobile.

(Photo: Double-murder scene on Montgomery Ave. in Ashland, courtesy of WSAZ.com)

By Ken Howlett, News Director

Contact Ken at ken@k105.com