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Ali Mohammed’s Family Lawyer Says DC9 Death Ruled Homicide

A report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner expected to be released later today will call the death of Ali Ahmed Mohammed outside DC9 on Oct. 15 a homicide, the lawyer for Mohammed's family, Billy Martin, tells City Desk.

"The death certificate confirms that Ali Mohammed's death was a homicide," Martin says in a statement he read over the phone. "This report also reminds us that Ali suffered a cruel and senseless death."

The report hasn't been released yet, apparently because the medical examiner's office isn't sure Mohammed's family has received a copy of his death certificate. Martin says they did pick it up this morning. The family is expected to make a statement later today. Martin didn't elaborate on any other details from the report, nor did he detail the manner of Mohammed's death.

A lawyer for the DC9 employees who were originally charged with murder in Mohammed's death, before prosecutors dropped the charges, Danny Onorato, declined to comment.

Martin's full statement:

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 Examiner's office for their hard work and dedication in helping to uncover that Ali's death was a homicide. The family is confident that law enforcement will continue its investigation into Ali¹s tragic death and that the Medical Examiner's report is a step toward justice for Ali. The Medical Examiner¹s 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.

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  • Dc_rez

    Thanks for the incomplete article CP! The guy had a condition, he should NOT have been drinking excessive amounts of booze at nearby Ethiopian bars.

    Chief Medical Examiner has confirmed that the manner of death was a homicide, and the cause described like this: Excited Delirium Associated With Arrhythmogenic Cardiac Anomalies, Alcohol Intoxication and Physical Exertion With Restraint.

    Researchers at the University of Miami define excited delirium: "occurs with a sudden onset, with symptoms of bizarre and/or aggressive behavior, shouting, paranoia, panic, violence toward others, unexpected physical strength, and hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is a harbinger of death in these cases."

  • opat

    I don't know about you guys, but I for one am sadden that they'll be one less person throwing bricks at people when they go down to U St. I mean getting hit with a brick or two is part of the U St. experience.

  • Davy Crockett’s Hat

    @dc_rez "The guy had a condition" - Citation please?

  • Dc_rez

    TBD dot com has a full article. The quote in my first post are from the ME report.

  • tizita

    Hey dc_rez why dont you meet me on 9th and u so we can stomp you to death. We will be more than glad to. No pun intended.

  • Justice

    Second-degree murder :

    1) an intentional killing that is not premeditated or planned, nor committed in a reasonable "heat of passion"

    or

    2) a killing caused by dangerous conduct and the offender's obvious lack of concern for human life.

  • Robert

    Where was the "intention" or the "dangerous conduct"? If anyone was in danger, it was the 5 who subdued this apparently out of control individual.

  • Justice

    The dengerous conduct is the beating witnessed by many witnesses. This will be more clear when the responsible will be tried in court. what about the newly installed camera at 9th and u-nw?

  • justice for what

    The ME confirm that there was on beating, read the full report. Why have they not dragged the bar tender form your Ethiopian bars into, from the report it they seem to be at fault too.

  • justice for what

    plus tell what time you want me to meet you there justice.

  • Richard brown

    DC Res is a employee of DC-9. He is posting the same post all over the web to sway public opinion. It's clear two witnesses saw the club owner and employes kicking the man. At the very least this is an assault case and they should serve time. Wait till they get inside DC jails general pop. They will soon feel what it is like to be ganged up on. Besides god know what they did and I am surprised they can live with that.

  • Elias

    no one should die for causing property damage!!!! God will give the devil his due!!!!

  • noodlez

    Robert-MAYBE IF YOU SPENT A LIL' MORE TIME COMPREHENDING INSTEAD OF PACKIN YOUR ASS WITH JIF FOR FIDO YOU WOULD KNOW THAT WHO EVER LEFT THE BAR TO GO AFTER THIS GUY HAD INTENTIONS THAT IS WHY SOME FOLK STAYED IN THE BAR BECAUSE THEY DIDNT HAVE INTENTIONS.

    ALSO, THE FIVE WHO LEFT THE BAR DID NOT LEAVE THE BAR TO CONDUCT A SURVEY THEY LEFT THE ESTABLISHMENT FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING PHYSICAL HARM.

  • http://Tbd Tiya

    Sometimes I wonder if some people use their ear or brain to think. They just go by what other people said. By what they heard.
    Mr. Mohamed's death, is not new. We all go there. Death is our final destination. We as a human being need to think before we speak. I read a couple of comment that they heard Mr. Ali has a condition that he is not suppose to drink. Well than, we should just drive, on those who are drank and walk on the middle of the read and curse us. Why, because they are not suppose to get drunk and walk around and calling people names.
    It is easy to point finger when it is somebody. One day, it could be you or your loved one. Then I want to read your comment.
    One way or the other, what happened between both side it shouldn't happen. However, the five group of people do have an option to CALL 911 rather than chasing him. The guy is on foot, not driving, also “if they said his drunk” how far can drunk person run? Yes, they did chased him, maybe beat him up. There for, they are responsible for his life. People don't just die, because they are chased around the block, not a 27 years old man.
    People, with money, can cover anybody's eyes, even the law's. However, not for ever, GOD WON'T SLEEP.
    R.I.P. Ali

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