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Arrests made in deadly central Toledo shooting

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Tyler Jones (Source: Lucas County Jail) Tyler Jones (Source: Lucas County Jail)
Areanna Coley (Source: Lucas County Jail) Areanna Coley (Source: Lucas County Jail)
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Updated: Charges against Tyler Jones have been dropped in this case. Read more here.

Two people are in custody after a central Toledo shooting that left one person dead and three people injured Sunday afternoon.

Tyler Jones, 19, has been charged with one count of murder and three counts of felonious assault in the shooting. Areanna Coley, 18, has been charged with obstruction of justice.

The shooting happened around 3 p.m. Sunday on Joffre Avenue.

Sheymarr Noble, 22, was pronounced deceased at 3:45 p.m. at the hospital.

As of Sunday evening, Emerson Ware, 26, had undergone surgery, Terrelle Russell, 27, was in stable condition with a hand wound, and Davon Ballard, 27, was in stable condition with a leg wound.

Police say a large amount of people were outside their homes when some individuals began fighting for an unknown reason. During the fight, shots were fired and chaos erupted.

Sylvia Embry was on her way to visit a friend.

"My son and I had just rolled through there. They were boxing and fighting. I asked them 'Please, can you move so I can get by?' We're in the house for five minutes, a woman came in and said, 'Somebody's dead,'" recalled Embry.

Orange cones marked off shell casings. Police say at least 10 shots had been fired. Detectives combed the area for evidence. At this point, there is no word if they are searching for any more suspects. 

"It appears at this point in time, considering the ages of everybody involved, that it more than likely was gang related," said Lt. Frank Ramirez of the Toledo Police Department.

Residents on Joffre Street say the shooting is a case of kids having nothing to do.

"And I think we need to stop empowering the young people that they are in a gang and try to give them something positive to do. For example, keep the pools open," said Charles Brown.

Many say too many young lives are being taken.

"He didn't know who he was. He has a mom, quite sure, a dad, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles who love him. Now he's gone. Senseless," said one neighbor who doesn't want to be identified.

Neighbors wonder when the violence will end.

"Who wants to raise their children in a neighborhood where you can't even walk on your front porch on a Sunday? A weekend of Memorial Day and hangout," said a neighbor.

There's also worry that this is the beginning of a violent summer. 

"It's like they don't have anything to do except fight each other. Getting warm now. There's still going to be more bloodshed I believe," said Ms. Embry.

Neighbors believe until kids in the neighborhood have someone other than gangsters to look up to, nothing will change.

"Now you can teach them negative, how to get a gun, how to go get some drugs and sell them. But can you teach them positive? Who's teaching anymore?" said a neighbor.

This longtime homeowner says he takes partial blame for the way the neighborhood is.

"There has to be a cycle that is broken. If the cycle is never broken, then everyone is running away from the problem," he explained.

Neighbors say violence in the area is a problem that won't go away until the adults take a stand and steer the next generation in a more positive direction.

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