Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

4-Year Sentence for Role in 2011 Mass Shooting

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

4-Year Sentence for Role in 2011 Mass Shooting

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A Jacksonville man must spend four years in prison for his role in a mass shooting that left 11 people wounded in 2011.

Toddrick DeShawn Ashley, 23, was convicted of two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon. Circuit Judge James Daniel sentenced Ashley Monday to the four years, as well as five years of probation.

Ashley's arrest report said he opened fire at a party at J.S. Johnson Park in Brooklyn. About 150 people were there, and one of the wounded was pregnant.

But Ashley was not charged with attempted murder. State Attorney's Office spokeswoman Jackelyn Barnard said it could not be proven that Ashley shot anyone because multiple people were at the scene shooting.

The only other person arrested was Nakesha Lashea Henderson, who pleaded guilty as an accessory after the fact.

Ashley was released from prison in May 2011 after serving time for grand theft.

Larry Hannan


Two Jacksonville residents were hospitalized in critical condition Monday and two suffered serious injuries after their sport-utility vehicle overturned in an Interstate-295 crash.

Southbound lanes of I-295 at San Jose Boulevard were shut down for two hours following the 4:30 a.m. accident and related crash of a Blue Bell ice cream truck that also overturned.

SUV driver Jacob Thomas Lin-Justiniano and passenger Ronnie Keoni Powell, both 22, were taken to Orange Park Medical Center with critical injuries.

Passengers Fiona Ann Castor, 21, of Jacksonville, and Quiante Royale Jackson, 23, of Middleburg, had severe injuries and were hospitalized, the Highway Patrol said No one was wearing a seat belt.

The Highway Patrol said the Nissan Pathfinder went out of control and entered the emergency lane before striking a guardrail and overturning. Two of the four were ejected and the vehicle came to rest in the left lane. …

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