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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

June 2, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Update: Bail set at $1M for suspect in double homicide

Update at 3:44 p.m.: One of the two men fatally shot early Sunday in the Central District has been identified as Ahmed Said, 27.

Said died of mutiple gunshot wounds, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. The name of the second victim has not been released.

Update at 3:02 p.m.: A King County District Court judge set bail at $1 million for Matalepuna Malu, the man suspected of killing two men in the Central District on Sunday morning.

Judge Anne Harper found probable cause to hold Malu on two counts of first-degree murder.

Malu waived his appearance in the King County Jail court, although several of his relatives attended the hearing. His next court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.

Original post: The 26-year-old man suspected of killing two young men Sunday in Seattle’s Central District will make his first court appearance at 2:30 p.m. today at the King County Jail.

Afterward, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is expected to release the affidavit of probable cause that outlines the police case against Matalepuna Malu.

Police responded to reports of gunfire at 2:22 a.m. Sunday in the area of South King Street and 29th Avenue South. When they arrived, they found the two victims lying in the street.

Fire Department medics pronounced the men dead at the scene. The names of the two men, both in their 20s, have not been released.

Malu was arrested Sunday afternoon as he stood outside police headquarters, preparing to turn himself in, according to Assistant Chief Nick Metz, who arrested him.

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