Suspect in Homicide of Two Gay Men in Seattle on the Run

Two gay men were shot and killed on Sunday morning in Seattle while walking home from a club in the Leschi neighborhood and police are investigating it as a possible hate crime, KIRO reports:

MaluFriends of Ahmed Said, 27, and Dwone Anderson-Young, 23, told KIRO-7 they feel the two were very likely targeted because they were gay.

“It very much sounds like a hate crime," said Tyler Rollins, while visiting a growing memorial at the site where both were gunned down.

…Neither man had a criminal history.

Police initially received information linking Matalepuna Malu (pictured, above), 26, to the murders, and are now working to identify other suspects in the case. Malu was arrested after he went to the Seattle Police Department headquarters and turned himself in Sunday.

Malu has not yet been charged with their murders and police have not referred the case to the prosecutor's office — an unusual step after a double homicide arrest.

A second suspect has been identified and is on the run:

The second suspect is Ali Muhammed Brown, a black man who is 5-foot-9 and 190 pounds with brown eyes. Brown is 30-years-old and believed to be a transient who has previously frequented the South King County area, police said.

He’s believed to be armed and dangerous.

Brown's photo below:


Posted June 6, 2014 at 10:25am ETC by Andy Towle
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