A deadly fight between two Brooklyn moms began with a beef between their teenage children — tension they’d agreed to hash out at the police precinct moments before the stabbing, neighbours said.
Shymeka Tart, 31, was fatally stabbed Wednesday in the seventh-floor hallway of the Carey Gardens Houses near W. 20th St. in Coney Island.
“The lady’s son was fighting with the victim’s son and it started from there,” a neighbour at the Surf Ave. apartment building said of the fight that led police to take suspect Latrisha Moore, 40, into custody.
Moore remained at the scene, and no charges had been filed against her as of Thursday morning.
Tart, who lives on the fifth floor of the apartment building, showed up at Moore’s door about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and was knifed in the chest.
Tart stumbled down the hall and collapsed. Witnesses found her in a pool of her own blood. Medics took Tart to Coney Island Hospital, where she died.
One neighbour saw the carnage as medics rushed Tart out of the building.
A witness told police that Tart and her son had knocked on Moore’s door to settle a dispute between their children.
Everyone had agreed to go to the 60th Precinct and settle the disagreement, but when Moore went back inside to change, her son confronted Tart’s son, sparking a new fight.
Tart tried to intervene when Moore ran to the door and stabbed her, the witness told police.