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Suspect in ‘execution-style’ murders of two Seattle gay men captured in N.J.

Monday, July 21, 2014
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SEATTLE — The suspect in the murder of two gay men in Seattle last month has been arrested in New Jersey, according to Seattle police.

Ali Muhammad Brown

Ali Muhammad Brown

Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, was taken into custody in West Orange, N.J. on Friday. No additional details about the arrest have been provided.

Earlier this month, prosecutors in King County, Wash., filed aggravated murder charges against Brown, who is accused of the June 1 execution-style shooting deaths of two young Seattle men shortly after they left a gay nightclub

Police and prosecutors have not determined a motive for the murders of 23-year-old Dwone Anderson-Young and 27-year-old Ahmed Said, but say they believe Brown met the victims through a personal meetup mobile app, according to court documents.

They say they are investigating the incident as a possible anti-gay hate crime.

Both victims were shot in the head and there was no evidence that a struggle preceded the killings.

Anderson-Young’s mother said he was gay, and friends of Said have also indicated that he too was gay, according to local media reports.

Investigators believe Brown fled to New Jersey after the murders, and police in West Orange said he was wanted in connection with an armed robbery and attempted carjacking there on June 29.

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