A Brooklyn man who was released from jail just a couple of months ago was shot and killed in a shooting that left another man wounded, police said. The man had been released from jail in July after serving less than a year for attempted drug possession.
Brooklyn man shot and killed on the street just weeks after being released from jail
Tysheem Ceruti, 27, managed to survive jail without a scratch only to be shot and killed on a street near his Bedford-Stuyvesant home, police and family members said.
According to police, Ceruti suffered gunshot wounds to the groin, arm and chest early Tuesday morning on Putnam Avenue, a few blocks north of Saratoga Park.
Ceruti was transported to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A second man, 21, was shot in the elbow and leg. Police said he was transported to Interfaith Hospital, where he was pronounced in stable condition.
There have been no arrests. A source said investigators did not immediately have a motive for the shooting, but indicated that Ceruti appeared to be the target.
Ceruti was released from prison in July after serving less than a year for attempted drug possession.
“He just came home,” said Ceruti’s aunt, Yvette Towns-Smalls, 52. “He was locked up. He went to boot camp and finished it. He completed it and apparently it was pretty good. He’s out and he’s home. And he’s been home for a little over a month.”
Ceruti’s grandmother, Sherrie Green, 62, said she wants justice for her firstborn.
“I got a phone at 12 o’clock at night saying my grandson had been shot,” Green said. “So I got up, got dressed, got in a cab and went to Kings County Hospital. When they told me they couldn’t save him, they took my life. It killed me. It’s like a nightmare I’m trying to wake up from.”