29/King murders: The men murdered this weekend in a double homicide at 29th and King have been identified by officials and friends as 27-year-old Ahmed Said and 23-year-old Dwone Anderson-Young. Police have said that there were no gang connections for either men but have not yet said what they believe led to their deaths early Sunday morning. Police took Matalepuna Malu, a convicted felon with connections to an Everett-area gang involved with the illegal prescription drug trade, turned himself into Seattle Police Sunday night after his image was spread by media across the region. The 26-year-old is currently held on $1 million bail. KIRO reports that police say Malu told a family member he shot a man in the face following an altercation. Malu later told police he was not involved. Neither Said nor Anderson-Young have criminal records. Anderson-Young worked as a developer according to his website.
UPDATE 6/4/2014: Police say they are now “searching for additional suspects” in the June 1st murders. “Detectives continue to investigate the case and Malu remains in custody at the King County Jail for a federal warrant and an assault investigation,” the SPD statement reads. Malu has not yet been charged in the homicide case.
- “Mob” attack: The Broadway/Pike Shell station has been a trouble hot spot again this spring. Monday night, the teen son of an employee was reportedly attacked by a group of teenagers:
A 16-year-old male and his friend where chased by a mob of teens who tried to robbed them. On 6/2/14, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the juvenile victim was walking with his friend E/B on E Pine St on his way to visit his mother who works at the Shell Station on Broadway.
Four suspects stepped in front of the victim and his friend and began to ask them questions. The suspects then ordered the victim to give them his shirt. The victim refused and one of the suspects punched him in the back of the head. The victim and his friend attempted to run away but the four suspects chased them all the way to the Shell station where the victim’s mother called 911.
Officers quickly arrived and chased two of the suspects into a nearby business. The two suspects were arrested without incident and later booked into the Youth Service Center for Investigation of Robbery.
The 16-year-old victim sustained soreness to the back of the head. The second victim was not injured.
The two outstanding suspects are described as black males, 16-years-old.
Two reported street robberies also took place around the station over the weekend.
- Reckless burning: The alley behind the 12th and Pine East Precinct headquarters was the location for a gross Seattle Fire incident that would probably be funnier if it didn’t involve somebody forced to live — and defecate — on the streets of Capitol Hill. SPD got a few yucks out this shitty situation Sunday:
SPD officers were finishing up paperwork in the East Precinct’s write-up room around 11 AM Sunday morning when another officer walked in and announced there was a fire in the alley behind the precinct.
Officers walked out to the alley—just west of 12th Avenue and Pine Street—and saw a man standing next to a burning paper bag, which was only about three feet from several dumpsters filled with trash and paper.
After extinguishing the blaze, police turned their attention to a 31-year-old man standing in the alleyway, who admitted to starting the fire.
The man told police he had just “taken a [poop] and was trying to burn the [poop] away.” He also claimed to be unaware of laws prohibiting such behavior.
Officers arrested the man and booked him into the King County Jail for reckless burning. A Seattle Fire Department crew mercifully came and hosed down the alley.
We’re assuming the charges won’t, um, stick.
- SPD alley art: The SPD report on the incident didn’t make note of this alley’s art installation –