Second suspect identified in Seattle double murder

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 5 at 9:51 PM

SEATTLE -- Seattle police have identified a second suspect in last weekend's double homicide in the Central District and are asking the public's help in locating him.

Police say 30-year-old Ali Muhammed Brown is a black male, 5'9" tall with brown eyes and about 190 pounds. He is believed to be a transient and used to frequent the south King County area. He is believed to be armed and dangerous.

If you see Brown or have information of his whereabouts, please call 911 or the Seattle Police Department Homicide Tip Line at 206-233-5000 immediately.

Another man is already under arrest, and detectives are also working to identify other suspects in the case.

The family of one of the victims in last weekend's double homicide has identified him as 23-year-old Dwone Anderson-Young, the great grandson of famed Seattle jazz singer Ernestine Anderson.

Anderson-Young just graduated from the University of Washington, according to his family, and was suppose to start a job as a data analyst for an IT company in Bellevue.

The other victim, 27-year-old Ahmed Said, is the oldest son in a Somali family. Family friends say he worked two jobs.

Dwone Anderson-Young's mother, Falana Young Wyatt, said she shared a special bond with her son.

"I had my son when I was 16 - I was really really young," she said. "We grew up together. He was everything to me."

They were so close that at 14, one of the toughest times of his adolescence, Dwone told her he was gay. She supported him in any way she could.

"I always encouraged him to be who he is, what he is, it didn’t matter. I told him, 'You are my son, I love you no matter what.' I did worry about him because I said you are a black man, but you’re a black gay man. And you’re going to have it hard," she said.

Last Saturday night, Dwone went to R Place on Seattle’s Capitol Hill with friends. His mom believes he was catching a ride home with 27-year-old Ahmed Said, when the two young men were shot and killed just a half block away from the family home.

Mayor Ed Murray suggested it could be a hate crime. It's what his mother always feared.

"Just knowing what is out there, I wanted to protect him. And I feel like I failed. I failed at protecting him, because he’s just going out with friends, and he’s three houses down," she said.

Now three houses down, sits a growing memorial for her son and Ahmed Said.

"Was he an innocent bystander because he was getting a ride home and was at the wrong place at the wrong time? I don’t know. I just want answers" said Falana Young.

 

KING 5's Elisa Hahn contributed to this report.

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