A man already charged with two homicides in Seattle was charged Wednesday with aggravated first-degree murder in the April slaying of a Skyway man.
Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, a convicted sex offender, was charged with aggravated first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Leroy Henderson, 30, in Skyway.
Henderson was walking in the 12200 block of 68th Avenue South shortly after 11:45 p.m. on April 27 when he was shot, police said.
Court documents say investigators linked Brown to Henderson’s death through 9 mm bullets and casings found in and around Henderson’s body as well as surveillance video that captured the suspect’s vehicle, according to a King County Sheriff’s Office report. Court documents say the distinctive vehicle used by Henderson’s killer is registered to Brown’s girlfriend.
After the fatal shooting, Henderson’s family offered a $1,000 reward for information on his killer.
Brown has also been charged with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of Dwone Anderson-Young, 23, and Ahmed Said, 27, in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood on June 1. In addition, he was charged with first-degree murder in the June 25 slaying of a 19-year-old college student in New Jersey.
King County prosecutors said they have not decided if they will seek the death penalty against Brown, who is currently in custody in New Jersey.
According to charging documents, Brown claims to be Muslin and a jihadi. He told investigators that the shooting of his four victims in the Seattle-area and New Jersey were justified kills of adult males, and not women, children or elderly people and that they were part of a “vengeance” mission, the documents allege.
Brown is quoted in court documents as saying that “millions of lives are lost every day” in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. “All these lives are taken every single day by America, by this government. So a life for a life,” Brown allegedly told investigators.