Seattle Police have taken the unusual step of producing a video plea for witnesses to the March shooting death of a 21-year-old in Cal Anderson Park to come forward and help detectives solve the case.
“We know Hakeem was murdered in front of numerous witnesses, many of whom claim to be his close friends,” the narrator in the two-minute video says. “We also know that the suspect did not leave the park alone and that his identity is known to multiple people present that night.”
Homicide detectives continue to investigate a March 20th murder where a man was shot and killed in Cal Anderson Park in Capitol Hill. We still need your help. We are releasing this video, hoping that it will spark a memory that can help us solve this case. pic.twitter.com/ZVxkKh4MnB
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) August 22, 2019
Hakeem Salahud-din was shot in the head and killed in a confrontation near the Cal Anderson basketball court that police now say started when his 17-year-old sister was punched in the face.
in the video, police make a plea to those who were in the park with Salahud-din that Wednesday night to come forward and identify the shooter.
“Those who loved Hakeem and considered him family know who did this to him. Remaining silent only protects his killer,” the narrator says. “If you were loyal to Hakeem in life, be loyal to him in death. Let his daughters know his life had value. Someone has to step up and make the sacrifice to do what’s right.”
Witnesses can call (206) 684-5573 to provide information on the case.
The effort to ask witnesses to come forward in Salahud-din’s killing is an unusual step for SPD. In the summer of 2015, Ramon Mitchell, 23, was gunned down in a shooting in a Pine street parking lot, another incident with multiple witnesses that remains unsolved.
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