New York fashion model and mother murdered in attempted robbery

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – A young mother and model from Cleveland has passed away. Shot in Euclid, in what may have been an attempted robbery.

The victim, Shalaymiah Moore, 34, had been out for dinner with a friend according to her parents. She was dropping this friend off in the Lakeshore and E. 204th area when two men approached her vehicle and pulled out a gun. She died in hospital.

Her mother Rochelle Moore couldn’t hold back her tears as she spoke of her daughter: “She was a free spirit who had no enemies. She had finally achieved her happiness.

Moore of East Cleveland says the crime happened early Friday morning. His daughter tried to get away from the gunman who had approached from the driver’s side of his vehicle: “She turned around and they shot her in the back and it went through her heart.

Shalaymiah Moore was the mother of a 13-year-old son, a caregiver who looked after his aging parents, and a model who paraded the catwalks during New York Fashion Week, as well as Detroit Fashion Week. . She was at the peak of her career and thriving.

“She had a bright future. She was a model who was due to go to London in February, and she didn’t deserve to die like this, ”said Rochelle Moore.

Sadly, this is not the first time Rochelle Moore has lost a child to gun violence. “Thirteen years ago, I lost my son to gun violence here in East Cleveland, so it’s my second child that I lost to gun violence. He was 33 and she was 34, ”Moore told 19 News.

And the East Cleveland mother says her daughter’s young son is devastated and doesn’t understand why his mother was taken from him.

“He texted me a few minutes ago and asked me why this had to happen to him,” Moore said.

A beautiful life tragically cut short, and a family that cries out to young people to lower their arms so that no other parent knows whether to bury a child.

Rochelle Moore urges parents to hug and kiss their children when they say goodbye, regardless of their age: “Stay close to your family. Pay attention. We have to go back to the old way of protecting neighborhoods from each other.

The victim’s family say a 21-year-old man was arrested for the crime. Euclid’s police did not respond to a call for comment to confirm and let us know if they are looking for other suspects.

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