Seattle’s mourning a terrible tragedy this week: two young men were shot in the Central District while walking home from gay-friendly Capitol Hill. Police are investigating whether the slaying was a hate crime.
Authorities have identified a suspect in the shooting: a man named Ali Muhammed Brown, a transient 5-foot-9 30-year-old, whom police have called “armed and dangerous.”
Initially, they’d identified another man, a gang member, as a suspect. According to an affidavit, Matalepuna Malu called a relative to confess to shooting someone. But now it seems as though that might have been some other victim.
The victims in this case are Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young, both in their 20s. It is an absolutely heartbreaking tragedy: both men were well-loved, about to start their careers and had no criminal history. They were shot around 2 a.m. as they walked home from a night out together. They were so close to home that Anderson-Young’s mother heard the shooting.
Police found the car belonging to one of the victims in South Seattle, but it’s unclear how it wound up there, or if it was moved after the shooting.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, elected just a few months ago, has gotten personally involved, and spoke at a community meeting after the shooting. He’s vowed to see the case to justice.
Call me crazy, but I’m sensing a crime of passion … a tragic love triangle maybe. They were shot next to one of the victims’ home, so maybe the perpetrator knew where he lived. No? Okay, I guess I watch too many movies then.
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@sejjo: HAHAHAH, dude the guy is a mentally ill, I won`t be surprise he is a Christian.
@Mezaien: With a name like Ali Muhammed Brown I’d go for Muslim.
This is on the heels of the Muslim terrorist who tried to burn down a crowded gay bar in Seattle on New Years Eve. Somebody needs to look into what’s being preached in the local mosques.
I feel bad for everyone in this case. However, I am not so sure you could ever get me to walk home from a gay bar at 2AM anywhere. Hell, I don’t even want to walk to my car at most gay bars I’ve seen. They are not exactly in safe neighborhoods.
Well, THERE’S his problem….EVERYONE knows it’s supposed to be MUHAMMED ALI.
Mezaien is so full of shit on this one,with that terrorist beard he is obviously a muslim,a fucked up one.
Put this animal back in its cage.
@Merv: You’ve got a point there. Before it might have been some gay bashings here and there but pretty rare. Now all I hear are these Muslim men killing gay men.
@tdx3fan: I usually like your comments, but you come close to blaming the victims here.
I was [email protected] years ago, and was shocked & depressed at how some of my “friends” automatically tried to twist things around to make it somehow my fault that was walking home from a bar (! – gasp) at night.
Not every 25 year old is monogamously married and in bed by midnight.
That’s a fairly safe neighborhood. Not everyone needs, can afford, or even wants a car – and a car kind of defeats the purpose of going to a bar anyway.
@applebee: There are other kinds?
ugh…a face not even a mother could love
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