Police responding to a call about a fight at the Coney Island apt complex found Shymeka Tart, dead in a hallway., Wednesday evening
A beef between two teenage boys turned tragic after their mothers tried to defend them by fighting each other.
On Wednesday around 9:30 pm, neighbors saw Shymeka Tart and her son knocking on their neighbor Latrisha Moore’s 7th floor apartment door to settle their issues. Unfortunately the longstanding feud between the two Brooklyn neighbors came to a bloody end that same night, authorities said.
Minutes after the proposed peace talks, police responding to a call about a fight on Surf Ave. at W. 20th St. in Coney Island found Tart, 31, dead in the hallway of her apartment, a knife buried deep in her chest.
A witness pointed police to the alleged attacker, 40-year-old Latrisha Moore who was still on the gruesome scene, and she was taken into custody immediately, police sources said.
Tart was stabbed to death during fight with neighbor dead in the hallway of her apartment just after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday
One neighbor, who said Tart lives down the hall from him with her teenage son and two younger children, a boy and a girl, described the victim in warm tones.
“It’s really bothering me,” he said. “She was a nice woman. I’m not gonna be able to sleep now.”
The doting mom reportedly was trying to protect her son from bullying in their Brooklyn building instead she ended up fatally stabbed by the unhinged mother of the teen tormenting her child.
Shymeka Tart, 31, knocked on her upstairs neighbor’s door with the best of intentions, hoping to find a peaceful end to the beef between their sons.
Tart’s attempt to quash the conflict cost her life.
The mother of three took her 15-year-old son Denzell with her as she knocked on Latrisha Moore’s seventh-floor door in the NYCHA-run Carey Gardens Houses near W. 20th St. in Coney Island Wednesday night.
“Shymeka went to talk to [Moore] before she went to take out an order of protection on her son,” family friend Linda Hatcher said.
Tart, who lived on the fifth floor of the building, showed up at Moore’s door about 9:30 p.m.
A witness told police the pair spoke and initially agreed to go to the 60th Precinct together to settle the disagreement between their children.
Shymeka Tart’s attempt to quash the conflict between her son and Latrisha Moore’s son cost the mother-of-three her life.
NYPD officers stand inspect the blood splattered crime scene, a day after the killing
But when Moore went back inside to change, her son confronted Denzell, sparking a new fight.
As Tart tried to break up the tussling teens, Moore burst out of her apartment, knife in hand and stabbed her, a witness told police.
Medics rushed Tart out of the building and headed for Coney Island Hospital, where she died.
Dried blood and police crime scene tape littered the seventh-floor hallway outside her door on Thursday,
Tart who was attending culinary school, has two daughters, ages 11 and 4 as well as Denzell.
Moore, 41, who remained at the scene, was taken into custody.
where neighbors described a hotheaded homebody who had gotten into other building battles.
“Since she moved here, she hasn’t gotten along with anybody,” said next door neighbor Ana Quijano: “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 wasn’t 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,” and the building management, following protocol, referred her to a mental health-related social services provider, officials said.
A fellow tenant said Moore was known for her temper. “One day there was stuff in front of my door. I knew it was (Moore’s) stuff so I knocked on her door to ask her why she left it there,” she said. “She started flipping out. Another time I was coming home and she was butt naked with a hammer right there around the corner.
“She had a lot of problems,” the neighbor added.
Police charged Moore with murder and criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly knifing Shymeka Tart, during a Wednesday night clash in Coney Island.