A heated argument between friends leads to death of one and innocent 2-year-old.
By: Taren Vaughan
Best friend relationships are just like any other relationships that we have. There are those moments when every thing is great between you two. And then are other times when you all are not quite seeing eye-to-eye. Disagreements pop up every now and then but for these two women, their spat had a fatal ending.
This past Thursday in Cleveland, Ohio, best friends Kimberly Black and Sharice Swain were sitting in a car going back and forth with each other at Black’s residence. According to police, it is still unclear what sparked the argument between two women. Apparently though, the argument got real ugly, very quickly.
Black reportedly left the car that they were in, went into her house and brought a knife back outside with her. Toting a dangerous weapon at this point, Black proceeded to stab Swain in the face and neck, causing her great injury. In a panic to get away from her attacker, Swain pressed down on the gas pedal, striking Black’s two young daughters with the car. Sadly, 2-year-old Kimshia Ruffin was killed in the incident. Her sister, 1-year-old Taraji Ruffin survived the impact of the car, suffering minor injuries.
Fleeing the scene, the nude Black was discovered blocks away from the house and arrested that same night.
As for Swain’s actions, her true intentions are not clear. However, Nikki Randall, whose daughter attends school with one of Black’s other children, says that she thinks Swain’s true target was missed:
“It was on purpose,” “She was actually trying to hit the mama.”
The car not only hit innocent children but slammed into a nearby house, causing sizeable damage.
Black will appear in court on Monday. In meantime, this strange sequence of events is still being further investigated.
What a horrible way to end a friendship.