A memorial service for Dwone Anderson-Young, a 23-year-old man killed in a Central District double homicide last weekend, will be held at 11 a.m. June 14 at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 2801 S. Jackson St. in Seattle
Anderson-Young and Ahmed Said, 27, were fatally shot in the 500 block of 29th Avenue South just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday. One man has been arrested in connection with the homicides.
With no known motive and additional suspects still on the loose, Seattle police are looking into the possibility that the fatal shootings may have been a hate crime. Anderson-Young’s mother says her son was gay.
Hours after the slayings, Matalepuna Malu, 26, was arrested outside the Police Department headquarters after he called police and said he wanted to clear his name. Police identified Malu as a suspect shortly after the shootings.
Said’s Mitsubishi Galant, which had disappeared after the slayings, was found abandoned Tuesday on Wabash Avenue South and South Cloverdale Street in South Seattle, police said. That the vehicle had been moved after the slayings leads police to believe additional suspects may be involved.
Falana Young, Anderson-Young’s mother, said this morning that her son’s memorial service is open to anyone wishing to pay their respects.
A private funeral for Said already occurred, a law enforcement source said.