EUCLID, Ohio — Shalaymiah Moore died Oct. 1 when a gunman shot and killed her. The headlines that followed her death focused on her burgeoning career as a fashion model.
In a recent conversation with Moore’s mother, she said she would like her daughter’s memory to consist of more than just “model” or “actress.” She was a mother, a daughter, a nurse’s assistant, a friend to many and someone who battled depression.
“She had gone through a long history of depression thinking she was not adequate enough to be a mother,” Moore’s mother Rochelle Moore said. “She had finally found her niche in life.”
Shalaymiah Moore died from several gunshot wounds to the back and shoulder in an incident that happened about 3:15 a.m. Friday on Lakeshore Boulevard just west of East 210th Street, according to Euclid police. Paramedics took her to University Hospitals, where she later died.