Great-grandson of famed jazz singer ID'd as double homicide victim


by KING 5 News

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 6:33 PM

The family of one of the victims in last weekend's double homicide has identified him as 23-year-old Dwone Anderson-Young, the great grandson of famed Seattle jazz singer Ernestine Anderson.

The family says she is in delicate health and they are breaking the news of Dwone’s’ death to her today.

Anderson-Young just graduated from the University of Washington, according to his family, and this week he was suppose to start a job as a data analyst for an IT company in Bellevue.

The other victim, 27 year old Ahmed Said, is the oldest son in a Somali family. Family friends say he worked two jobs.

"He wasn't associated with a gang, he wasn't associated with bad people. He was working with a good life ahead of him," said Mohamed Sheikh Hassan, a family friend.

The two young men were coming home from a club early Sunday morning when they were gunned down at 29th and Jackson, just a half block from Anderson-Young's home.

Police have yet to release a motive, but believe both men were innocent victims.

The suspect Matalepuna Malu declined to appear in court Monday. He has a lengthy violent criminal history with known drug and gang ties.

Malu is currently under federal supervision for illegal firearms possession, in addition to facing assault and harassment charges in Snohomish County. That trial is scheduled for August.

The family was going to hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon, but decided to cancel it citing "possible developments in the case."

Seattle police would not elaborate on what those developments are, but a spokesperson for the department said they'd release information soon.