MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Derrick Moore said he is devastated and he will never be the same.
He said he and his beloved 50-year-old twin brother, Dion Moore, worked in the hospitality industry for years. He never imagined he would be shot and killed while working at a hotel.
Dion Moore was working early Friday morning at the Clevelander South Beach Hotel’s front desk at 1020 Ocean Dr.
Witnesses said Brandon Kortez Burris wanted to go to the Clevelander Nightclub and had attempted to sneak in, police said. Burris, 29, was angry when Dion Moore told him he needed to leave, police said.
Burris, of North Miami, then tried to punch Dion Moore and when he failed he pulled out a gun from his waistband and shot him at least six times, police said.
Miami Beach Fire Rescue personnel took Dion Moore to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center where a doctor pronounced him dead. He is survived by his two daughters, a son, and a granddaughter.
Burris ran away, but officers arrested him a few blocks away from the hotel and found he was in possession of a handgun without a magazine, according to Detective Ernesto Rodriguez.
Friends and relatives described Dion Moore as someone who was selfless, dedicated, and who loved working in hospitality.
Burris is facing charges of second-degree murder and battery against a police officer.