SEATTLE -- The suspect wanted in the Seattle double homicide last month was arrested by New Jersey police Friday afternoon.
Ali Muhammed Brown was taken into custody by authorities in West Orange, New Jersey, according to Seattle police.
Brown is accused of gunning down Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young in Seattle's Leschi neighborhood on June 1. Anderson-Young went to R Place on Capitol Hill with friends. Family members believe he was catching a ride home with Said when the two young men were shot and killed just a half block away from the family home.
Police launched an extensive search for Brown, a transient known to frequent south King County.
Brown was also wanted in New Jersey for robbing a man at gunpoint in front of a coffee shop, and is also wanted for failing to register as a sex offender.
I wanted him caught, dead or alive, said Falana Young-Wyatt. It s bittersweet. It s not going to bring my son back but I want justice.
Wyatt got her wish Friday night. She believes her son, Dwone Anderson-Young, was innocently catching a ride home from a nightclub with a new friend, Ahmed Said, when the two were gunned down.
Anderson-Young, 23, graduated from UW and planned to start a new job as a data analyst. Because he was a young gay man, Wyatt always worried about her son's safety. She plans to attend any trial or hearings that follow.
She wants to see the man police believe took her son's life, but most of all, she wants that man to see her.
If I get the chance to look him in the eye and tell him, You took someone that mattered. He had so much life to live. You took his life, Wyatt said. I gave life to him. You took my son s life like it was nothing. In the blink of an eye he was gone. I don t know why someone would do something so evil.