Suspect Arrested In Murders Of Two Gay Men He Met On Grindr
Ali Muhammad Brown, the suspect in the murders of two Seattle gay men that he allegedly met on Grindr, has been arrested in New Jersey.
The West Orange Police Department said officers arrested Brown in the area of the 200 block of Mt. Pleasant Avenue without incident. He was booked at the Homicide Task Force for two open murder warrants from a June 1 double murder in Seattle and an arrest warrant for a carjacking in Point Pleasant, N.J., on June 29.
Brown will be housed at the Essex County Correctional Center and turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service, the department said.
Brown, who is originally from the East Orange, N.J., area but who has lived in Burien, Kent and Federal Way, is accused of gunning down 27-year-old Ahmed Said and 23-year-old Dwone Anderson-Young at 29th and King Street in Seattle on June 1.
Police say the men may have been targeted because they are gay.
Seattle police investigators believe Brown, 30, used Grindr — an app that enables gay men to use their cellphone’s GPS locator to meet other gays in the area — and met up with Said and Anderson-Young after they left R Place, a popular gay bar on Capitol Hill, on the night of May 31.
Hopefully this arrest will result in justice for the victims.