Darlene Tiffany Moore
(aka Tiffany Moore) was a 12-year-old girl from Boston
who was murdered while sitting on her front stoop on the evening of August 19, 1988. Gold, Allan M. , The New York Times
, 1988-08-29. Retrieved on 2007-10-29. An unintended victim of the city's then out-of-control gang violence, Moore was caught in the crossfire and shot three times by gang members as she talked with friends on the front steps of her tenement in Boston's Dorchester
neighborhood. The shooting was extensively covered in both the local and national press, and Moore's face came to symbolize Boston's epidemic of gang violence at the time. Moore's murder catalyzed the formation of a number of civic and local groups that went on to work to stem the tide of violence in Boston.
Shawn Drumgold was convicted of Moore's murder on October 13, 1989. In November 2003, Drumgold's conviction was overturned. Wright, Chris. , The Boston Phoenix
, December, 2003
. Retrieved on 2007-10-29. Drumgold was assisted by lawyer Rosemary C. Scapicchio
in his successful retrial.