Suspect in Seattle, New Jersey killings charged with fourth murder

Suspect in Seattle, New Jersey killings charged with fourth murder
Ali Muhammed Brown

SEATTLE -- A man already charged with two murders in Washington and another in New Jersey is now facing a fourth murder charge.

Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, was charged last month with two counts of first degree aggravated murder for the shooting deaths of Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young on June 1 in the Leschi neighborhood.

Brown spent more than a month on the run before being arrested last month in New Jersey, where he remains after being charged with killing a college student.

On Wednesday, Brown was charged in King County Court with a fourth murder. Prosecutors believe Brown shot and killed 30-year old Leroy Henderson on April 27 in Skyway.

Several people called 911 at about 11:45 p.m. on the night of the killing to report hearing a number of gunshots. When deputies arrived minutes later they found the Henderson dead in the street in the 12200 block of 68th Ave South.

Sgt. D.B. Gates of the King County Sheriff's Office says Henderson had been walking home from a nearby store when he was shot.

"The investigation in King County and New Jersey reveals that this defendant is responsible for a series of murders, none of which appear to be provoked, and all of which show an extreme level of violence," King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg said in a Wednesday afternoon statement.

Satterberg said he expects Brown to be returned to Washington at some point, but so far there is no timetable for when that will happen. If convicted, Brown faces either life in prison without parole or the death sentence, according to prosecutors.