Police seek additional suspects in double murder


by KING 5 News


Posted on June 4, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 4 at 5:32 PM

Detectives are searching for additional suspects in connection with a double fatal shooting early Sunday morning.

Dwone Anderson-Young, 23, and Ahmed Said, 27, were found dead at 29th and King St., just a half block from Anderson-Young's home.

Police say they initially received information linking Matalepuna Malu, 26, to the murders. Malu turned himself in on Sunday but has not yet been charged.

On Tuesday afternoon, police found a Mitsubishi Galant in South Seattle on Wabash Avenue and South Cloverdale St. that belonged to one of the men killed in the shooting.

"We recovered a vehicle. Obviously that vehicle was moved and it didn't move on its own. So we know at least one other suspect was involved," Asst. Chief Carmen Best said at a Wednesday press conference.

Malu remains in custody at the King County Jail for a federal warrant and an assault investigation. The assault occurred in the early morning hours of June 1, prior to the two homicides, and is not believed to be related.

Seattle Police said Anderson-Young and Said had no criminal history and were innocent victims.

Murray said the deaths have impacted the communities they're from. Motives for the killings are still unclear.

"I think it's very very important for people of the city to realize this is a tragedy that touched three communities, the African American, the east African Somalian community, and the gay lesbian bisexual transgender community," he said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact detectives at (206) 233-5000.