Men arrested in killing of Somali cab driver in Beltzhoover
Hosea Moore and King Edwards
Pittsburgh police have arrested four men in connection with the attack and beating death of a Somali cab driver on Climax Street in Beltzhoover on February 21.
King Edwards and Hosea Moore, both 20 years old, were arrested last week and face charges in the robbery and death of Ramadhan Mohamed, 31, of Northview Heights and a cab driver for zTrip.
Police in Ohio have also reportedly arrested Christen Glenn, 18, and Daniel Russell, 19, who they say were also involved in the robbery and assault.
Ramadhan Mohamed died on Friday at UPMC Presbyterian
Christen Glenn and Daniel Russell
According to police the investigation is ongoing; but there is no evidence the robbery or beating of the driver was motivated by the driver's nationality. The men called a cab with the intent of robbing him.
Wasiullah Mohamed, executive director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, is urging the police to "keep the pressure on until all of the facts are in."
He continued in a release to say, "We need to know what really happened that night that left our brother beaten to death. We must not rule out the possibility of a hate crime until a full investigation is completed."
Ramadhan Mohamed leaves behind a wife, Khadija Mohamed, with a baby on the way and a two-year-old son.
Donations are being accepted at launchgood.com/Ramadhan to help offset funeral costs.