Brooklyn man shot and killed on the street just weeks after being released from jail

Brooklyn man shot and killed on the street just weeks after being released from jail

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.

Brooklyn man shot and killed on the street just weeks after being released from jail

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.”

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