A 40-year-old parolee just released from prison in July was found fatally shot in the face on a Brooklyn street early Thursday, police said.
Leotis Moore, 40, was barely clinging to life when a passerby found him on the ground about 6 a.m. near Eldert Lane and Stanley Ave. in East New York outside a U.S. Postal Service processing facility.
Medics rushed him to Brookdale University Hospital, where he died.
“When I saw him in the hospital. he was unrecognizable. His face was so swollen," said his twin sister, Latosha (China) Moore. "Last time we heard from him he was on his way to see his friend Jackie who lives in East New York. We haven’t been able to reach her. We just want to know what happened.”
Family members believe he was dumped on the street, and cops said the NYPD’ ShotSpotter system, which uses high-tech microphones to alert officers to shootings, detected no gunfire nearby.
The victim had just been released from prison July 10 on parole after serving three years on a drug possession conviction. His parole was slated to end in 2020.
“He (had) just come home. He was supposed to stay in a halfway house. He was staying with a girl and some other friends," his sister recounted. “We would just want to know who would shoot him in the face and dump him there.”
Moore’s twin described him as a generous man and a jokester.
“He was a comedian. He made everybody laugh. He would do anything for anybody,” she said. "He didn’t have any enemies. Everyone loved him. He just got out. Everybody missed him. Everybody wanted to see him.”