The second man fatally shot near South King Street and 29th Avenue South, in the Central District, on Sunday has been identified by police as Dwone Anderson-Young.
Matalepuna Malu is being held in connection with the slayings of Anderson, 23, and Ahmed Said, 27. Police say the killings were not gang related; a motive has not been released by investigators.
Anderson-Young graduated from the University of Washington in 2013. He speaks fluent Japanese and planned to move to Japan, police said. He is great-grandson of famed Seattle jazz musician Ernestine Anderson, police said.
The two men were killed just steps from Anderson-Young’s house.
Malu called his brother after the shootings “crying hysterically” and saying that he had shot someone in the face and was positive the person was dead, police wrote in an affidavit of probable cause.
After Seattle police released Malu’s name as a suspect, Malu called police and said he wanted to clear his name and would turn himself in, according to the document. About 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Malu arrived at police headquarters and was standing outside when he was recognized by Assistant Chief Nick Metz. He was arrested.
On Monday, King County District Court Judge Anne Harper found probable cause to hold Malu in custody for investigation of two counts of first-degree murder and scheduled his next court appearance for Wednesday, which is also the deadline for prosecutors to file charges.
The victims did not have criminal histories and were not suspected of any wrongdoing, police said.
Malu, on the other hand, has had numerous encounters with the criminal-justice system, including incidents involving domestic violence, drugs and illegal firearms, court records show.