New York Knicks player Reggie Bullock loses second sister to Baltimore violence

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The 22-year-old sister of New York Knicks basketball player Reggie Bullock was among the gunshot victims killed in Baltimore Monday night.

Baltimore police say a civilian brought Keiosha Moore to Sinai Hospital just before 8 p.m. Monday with gunshot wounds to her chest. She died at the hospital. The family could not be reached for comment.


Detectives say Moore was shot in the 5200 block of Fairlawn Ave. in an area of auto body shops. Nine people in total were shot Monday night, three fatally, as shootings overwhelmed the northwestern part of the city.

Bullock’s other sister Mia Henderson, a 26-year-old transgender woman, was found stabbed to death in an alley in West Baltimore on July 16, 2014.


Shawn Oliver, 46, was charged in 2015 with first degree murder in connection with Henderson’s death after police said they found his DNA under her fingernails. Oliver was acquitted after his defense attorney argued at trial that phone records showed his phone in Hagerstown while Henderson was still alive.

“I never felt so BROKEN in my life! My 2 queens, my 2 that go super HARD FOR ME! ...” Bullock wrote in an Instagram post accompanying a picture of Moore. “I failed as a brother to protect you from the harm of these streets.”

Bullock, a small forward who is recovering from back surgery, became active in the LGBTQ community following Henderson’s death. He was born in Baltimore but went to high school in Kinston, North Carolina, and played college ball for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.

Police records show that 283 people have been killed in the city so far this year, up from 258 at the same time last year. Another 663 have been wounded in shootings, compared to 553 at this time last year.

Moore’s death is the second family tragedy to strike the Knicks in two days. The stepmother of point guard Dennis Smith Jr., the woman who raised him after his biological mother left shortly after he was born, died suddenly on Sunday.

“Our Knicks family is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Reggie Bullock & Dennis Smith Jr.’s close family members,” Knicks president Steve Mills said via the team’s Twitter account. “At times like this, we are reminded that life is bigger than basketball. Our thoughts are with them & their families.”

Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton and New York Daily News reporter Stefan Bondy contributed to this article.

For the record

An earlier version of this story incorrectly spelled Reggie Bullock's name.