COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A man considered the prime suspect in the death of his twin brother is now also dead after a shooting on the Marietta Square.
Police said Wael Ali brought a gun to the Laziza restaurant and showed it to owner Raof Sanad. Sanad handled the gun and it went off, striking Ali in the neck, killing him.
Officers nearby ran inside the restaurant and what they saw convinced them the shooting was an accident.
Ali's twin brother, Wasel Ali, had been found dead a Maryland shopping mall in 2007. Four years later, Wael Ali was arrested in Marietta and jailed for seven months for going on trial for his twin's murder. But relatives believe in his innocence.
The trial last year ended in mistrial and Wael Ali was set free, moved to Marietta and was supposedly helping Sanad.
The Ali's death prompted a renewed look into his brother's case.
"The case is still open, but in light of the recent events, it will now be reviewed. Wael Ali was still the primary suspect in his twin brother's homicide," reads a statement from the Howard County Police Department in Maryland.
Sanad is being held at the Cobb County jail on several misdemeanors, including involuntary manslaughter.
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