Suspected shooter in Dayton homicide released; prosecutors say additional investigation needed

DAYTON — A 35-year-old woman arrested after police said she shot a woman to death and also shot another woman on North Main Street Sunday was released from jail.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office identified the victim in the shooting as Ashley Webster, 34, of Dayton.

Police responded to the 3400 block of North Main Street near Knecht Drive around 2 p.m. after receiving a report of a shooting in the area.

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“Upon arrival officers encountered an adult female suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers requested medical attention for this victim, but her wounds were not survivable, and she was pronounced deceased at the scene,” said Dayton Police Lt. Jason Hall. “While securing the scene, officers became aware of a second female gunshot victim who was located and transported to the hospital for treatment.”

The second victim is expected to survive her injuries, police said.

While investigating, the woman believed to be responsible for shooting both women called 911, provided her location and was detained.

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Jail records identified the suspect as Georgia Jackson, 35. She was not charged and has been released from jail after the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s office said “there needed to be additional investigation completed before a filing decision could be made.”

“Initial indications are that the deceased and the suspect were known to each other and had been involved in an ongoing dispute that tragically escalated into gunfire,” Hall said.