Double murder suspect wanted over killing of two gay men in Seattle

Ali Muhammad Brown is wanted over the 1 June murder of two gay men in Seattle and authorities believe they were targeted because of their sexual orientation

Double murder suspect wanted over killing of two gay men in Seattle
03 July 2014 Print This Article

An American Muslim born extremist is on the run in the United States after authorities believe he murdered two gay men in Seattle and robbed a coffee shop in New Jersey.

Authorities are unaware of 30-year-old Ali Muhammad Brown’s current location but say he underwent training with a radical Islamist group in California three months ago.

Police say Brown may have targeted one of his victims, Ahmed Said, as he was a gay man with a Muslim sounding name.

Said had spent the evening with fellow murder victim Dwone Anderson-Young drinking at Seattle gay bar R Place before planning to meet up with Brown.

Police believe Brown used a gay dating smart phone app to arrange to meet with Said and are treating the murders as a hate crime motivated by religious prejudice.

They got into Said’s car and drove to Anderson-Young’s home in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood where Brown shot both men dead less than 17 minutes after leaving the bar.

There was no evidence of a struggle and no valuables were taken.

Said’s car was stolen and later found abandoned in another part of Seattle.

Brown has been charged with both men’s death in absentia and authorities are now hunting for him in New Jersey following the coffee shop robbery and an attempted car jacking.

If Brown is captured and extradited to Washington he could potentially face the death penalty if convicted of the murders.

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