Ali Ahmed Mohammed’s death has been ruled a homicide, his family said in a statement today. Mohammed died on Oct. 15 after being beaten outside the DC9 nightclub on U Street.
That was confirmed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, TBD reports. The cause of death is listed as, “Excited Delirium Associated With Arrhythmogenic Cardiac Anomalies, Alcohol Intoxication and Physical Exertion With Restraint.”
Here’s the family’s full statement (via Washington City Paper):
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.