CLEVELAND, OH – Here’s a crazy one out of Cleveland where a woman has been accused of stabbing her best friend while she sat behind the wheel of a car. The stabbed woman then tried to hit her attacker with her car, but hit her attacker’s 2-year-old daughter instead. The woman and the toddler both died.
The incident happened on Thursday night when 29-year-old Kimberly Black and her best friend, 29-year-old Sharice Swain, got into an argument while sitting in a running car parked in Black’s driveway. Police say Black left the vehicle, retrieved a knife from her home, and then fatally stabbed Swain in the face and neck.
As neighbors ran to assist Swain, she stepped on the gas in an attempt to run over Black, but ended up hitting Black’s two daughters, 2-year-old Kimshia Ruffin and 1-year-old Taraji Ruffin, before running into Black’s home and collapsing part of the roof.
For reasons unknown, Black stripped naked and stood in the street holding both of her injured toddlers. One neighbor says she picked up a bloody, broken Kimisha after Black dropped her and cradled her until help arrived. “She was bleeding out of everywhere,” the neighbor said. “As soon as I handed her to the paramedic, she went limp.” Kimisha would die from her injuries. Her younger sibling only suffered minor injuries.
Black was arrested by police after she was found walking naked several blocks away. She was taken to the hospital for a hand injury then taken to jail on a charge of murder. Black and Swain were reportedly best friends who have known each other since childhood. No word on what sparked the argument between them.
This neighborhood has seen its fair share of violence. Half a block away from where Black was arrested stood the now demolished home of Anthony Sowell, aka the Cleveland Strangler, where the bodies of 11 women he murdered were found in 2009.