PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Two more suspects are now in custody in the beating death of a Pittsburgh cab driver.
Police in Youngstown, Ohio say their officers arrested Christen Glenn, 18, of Greensburg, and Daniel Russell, 19, of Youngstown.
Youngstown Police arrested the teens at a home Sunday evening, after receiving a tip they were there. Both surrendered without incident. They’re being held in the Mahoning County Jail in Ohio waiting for extradition back to Pittsburgh.
Two other suspects, King Edwards, 20, of Pittsburgh and Hosea Moore, 20, of Pittsburgh are currently in the Allegheny County Jail. All four suspects are charged with robbery, criminal attempted homicide and criminal conspiracy.
Glenn faces an additional felony charge of illegal conveyance of drugs after police say he attempted to smuggle marijuana into the Mahoning County Jail.
Police say the victim, Ramadhan Mohamed, 31, was called to the 400 block of Climax Street in Beltzhoover last Tuesday morning, where he was brutally beaten by four men. Mohamed was found in a yard then taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, where he died Friday.
Local Islamic leaders believe Mohamed could have been the target of a hate crime. Investigators said there is no evidence that the robbery or beating were motivated by the driver’s nationality, but the FBI has been notified.
“Cab drivers do get robbed all the time, but people don’t get beaten to death in robberies very often,” Executive Director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh Wasi Mohamed said.
The president of Pittsburgh Transportation Group, which operates zTrip said its drivers are collecting money for Mohamed’s family, and the company will match the amount collected.
They will also be placing black ribbons on all zTrip cabs.