State v. Mohamed Omar
Sentencing in Fatal Shooting in South Seattle: A 21-year-old Seattle man was sentenced on Friday to 23 years in prison for the murder of 20-year-old Zakariya Issa in South Seattle on July 31, 2015. The defendant, Mohamed A. Omar, pled guilty in November to Murder in the First Degree with a firearm enhancement. The defendant ambushed the unarmed man and shot him. A co-defendant in the case, Antonio Pablo Brown, 21, pled guilty last year to Rendering Criminal Assistance in the First Degree. Omar was sentenced before King County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Ramsdell. The case was handled by Senior Deputy Prosecutors Steve Herschkowitz and Wyman Yip.