Police have charged a 40-year-old Brooklyn woman they say fatally stabbed a neighbor as the two women tried to hash out a feud between their sons, police said Friday.
Cops charged Latrisha Moore with murder and criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly knifing Shymeka Tart, 31, during a Wednesday night clash outside Moores seventh-floor apartment in the Carey Gardens Houses on Surf Ave. in Coney Island.
Moore is also charged with criminal possession of stolen property because cops say they found a handgun reported stolen in her apartment.
Tart, who lived on the fifth floor, went to Moores apartment about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday because Moores teenage son was bullying Tarts 15-year-old son Denzell, neighbors and relatives said. Tart wanted to solve the problem peacefully, and everyone had agreed to go to the 60th Precinct stationhouse when the womens sons started arguing.
Thats when Moore jammed a knife into Tarts chest. Medics rushed her to Coney Island Hospital, but she could not be saved.
Moore remained at the scene and was taken into custody. Her arraignment was pending In Brooklyn Criminal Court Friday.
Neighbors described Moore as a hotheaded homebody who had gotten into other building battles.
Since she moved here, she hasnt gotten along with anybody, neighbor Ana Quijano, 61, who lives next door, said Wednesday. Every time she starts fighting, I go to my room and turn off the lights just in case something bigger happens. She has a bad temper. She wasnt a good neighbor.
More than a year ago, Moore told the Housing Authority management office at the Carey Gardens Houses that she had a mental health disability issue.
Following protocol, NYCHA referred her to a mental health-related social services provider, officials said.
With Greg B. Smith