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Police Hunt For Gunman in Fatal Shooting of Teenager at Riis Houses

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Police are searching for two men who shot and killed a teenager at the Jacob Riis Houses at East 8th Street Friday evening.

Deontay Moore was 18.
Deontay Moore was 18.

18-year old Deontay Moore was shot in the back of the head about 10:45 p.m. Witnesses said the two men rode up on bicycles and opened fire.  Moore was found in a courtyard at 118 Avenue D and taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he died Saturday.

“This is why I keep my kids inside,” Mavis Pendelton, a mother of three who lives nearby, told the Post. “He pulls his gun out and just shot him down. I just yelled ‘Oh my god!’I just started screaming.”

Anyone with information about this crime should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

 

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