Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Report: DC9 Death Ruled a Homicide

An interesting turn in the ongoing saga relating to U Street-area rock club DC9 and the death of Ali Ahmed Mohammed. According to TBD and DCist, Mohammed's death has been ruled a homicide by the DC Medical Examiner.

There are no accusations related to who may--or may not--be responsible for Mohammad's death. DC9 had been closed for the last two months as a result of the incident and ongoing investigation, but reopened last week.

DCist provided a statement sent to them by the Mohammed family's attorney, Billy Martin:

This morning, the family of Ali Ahmed Mohammed received the death certificate based upon the autopsy performed by the D.C. Medical Examiner's office. The death certificate confirms that Ali's death was a homicide. The family wishes to commend those at the Medical Examiner¹s office for their hard work and dedication in helping to uncover that Ali¹s death was a homicide. The family is confident that law enforcement will continue its investigation into Ali's tragic death and that the Medical Examiner¹s report is a step toward justice for Ali. The Medical Examiner's findings, however, also reminds us that Ali suffered a cruel and senseless death. Ali did not deserve to die for allegedly breaking a window. The family remains heartbroken and cannot have peace until those responsible for Ali's death are brought to justice.

There is no word on the club's operating status at this point, although nothing leads us to believe that they will shut down again in the near future.


Anonymous said...

Nice job! Reporting the plaintiff's attorney's spin as fact. Way to go.

Anonymous said...

Unrelated comment: what is up with the rash of "MOE" tags on buildings in the area? DoO we expect the powers that be to take remedial action swiftly?

Mr. 14th & You said...

The only thing presented as fact anon was that the DC Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide. Not sure what you're referring to.

Anonymous said...

HUGE difference between a homicide and what is actually on the death certificate.

Mr. 14th & You said...

Anon, before you continue down this road, you might want to take two minutes and read either of the pieces I linked to.

"The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has confirmed that the manner of death was a homicide."

If you don't like that ruling, take it up with the DC Medical Examiner.