BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn – A woman has been charged in the fatal stabbing of a 22-year-old mother in Brownsville Tuesday.
Police arrested Shenia Williams, 20, on Tuesday and charged her with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
Officers responded to a 911 call of a knife attack in front of 531 Bristol St. around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, the NYPD said.
Upon further canvass of the area, police found Joann Beauzier with a stab wound to the chest around the corner in front of 120 Lott Ave.
Beauzier was rushed to Brookdale Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The young woman’s 9-month-old son was in a stroller near the attack, police said. He was not injured.
Beauzier lived a few blocks away from the crime scene, where neighbors expressed their shock.
Neighbor Frances Payne was walking with her 9-month-old son Alexander, shared her concerns.
“My kids go to school right there. I live on the block, so its nerve wrecking.”
Beauzier’s best friend was emotional as she spoke to PIX11.
“She didn’t deserve to die like that. She was a good person.”
Beauzier’s brother, Scott Dorvilus, told PIX11’s Mario Diaz that he last saw his sister Monday when he dropped by to see his nephew.
Twenty-four hours later, he is in mourning and calling for justice.
“I just want the people that did this to come to justice, because justice must be served.”