Kiosha Moore, Reggie Bullock’s sister, died on October 27 after being shot in Baltimore, Maryland. She was 22.
Bullock, 28, joined the New York Knicks in the 2019 offseason. The small forward has yet to appear for the team since he underwent back surgery in July. Knicks President Steve Mills said in a statement on October 28, “Our Knicks family is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of two of our players’ close family members. At times like this, we are reminded that life is bigger than basketball. Our thoughts are with them and their families.” Moore’s death was announced on the same day as the death of Bullock’s teammate Dennis Smith Jr.’s stepmother.
Moore Made Her Own Way to a Baltimore Family Where She Was Pronounced Dead
Moore is listed as being Bullock’s sister in an obituary for their sister, Mia Henderson, who was murdered in a hate crime in July 2014. Bullock has two other siblings, Kawanda and Markis Brown, who are listed as being from Kinston, North Carolina.
The Baltimore Sun reported a woman was shot in the 5200 block of Fairlawn Avenue and taken to Sinai Hospital by a private car just before 8 p.m. The woman had been shot in the chest and was declared dead in the hospital.
Multiple posts from family members and friends identified Moore as having been shot in the area of Fairlawn Avenue on the night of October 27. The Sun reports police have not linked that shooting to the shooting of four other people, a mile away on Park Heights Avenue. One person was shot dead in that shooting. One man who lives near where the shooting occurred told the Sun, “Man, there’s gonna be nobody left if they keep doing this.”
In 2017, Moore Was Arrested in Connection With a Murder
In December 2017, Moore was arrested in relation to the killing of Antonio Lorenzo Hines. Hines had been shot dead at the age of 18 in June 2017 in North Carolina. Moore was later released without charge. Moore had been accused of obstruction of justice in the case.
Bullock Said of Moore, ‘She Get on My Nerves but I Love Her to Death’
Bullock tweeted about his sister in September 2012, “My lil sister get on my nerves, but I love her to death! Love you Kiosha.” Later that same month, Bullock congratulated his sister on her birthday saying, “Happy birthday to my sister Kiosha Moore. LOVE YOU BABBYYYYYY. Enjoy it!!!” In other messages, Bullock complimented his sister’s basketball skills.
Since the Murder of Mia Henderson 2014, Reggie Bullock Has Been Active in LGBT Activism
Bullock’s role in promoting the rights of transgender people in the wake of the death of his sister, Mia, has been widely covered. In 2018, Bullock took his son to participate in the New York City Pride parade. In an August 2016 interview, Bullock said of his sister, “She lived as herself, she taught me how to be (myself). She taught me how to take care of the family… She was happy with being who she was. She wasn’t worried about how others felt about her. A person that can isolate the whole world out and not care about other people’s feelings is a strong person, to me. That was one of the biggest things that I got from her.”