EUCLID, Ohio — Two men accused in the shooting death of a young mother and model during an attempted robbery in Euclid have been arrested by police.
Daylonta T. Jones, 20, and Curtis Gatheright, 21, both of Cleveland, were arrested by Euclid police for their alleged role in the death of East Cleveland resident Shalaymiah Moore on Oct. 2.
Jones and Gatheright were charged with murder and aggravated robbery. Both are being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail.
Moore's family said she was dropping off a friend at a house on Lakeshore when two men came up to her car with guns. Her mother said Shalaymiah tried to drive away, but at some point during the ordeal she was shot. She later died at the hospital from her injuries.
Shalaymiah was a model, nursing assistant and a mom to a 13-year-old boy.
“You can never replace a mother,” said Rochelle Moore. “This has been horrendous for him. He asked the question, ‘Why did they have to kill my mom?’”
Shalaymiah is not the first child Moore has lost to senseless gun violence, her son was shot and killed 13 years ago. She said his murderers have never been arrested.
If you know anything about Shalaymiah’s murder, you’re asked to call the Euclid Police Department at 216-731-1234.