Caution: Graphic details posted. This is barbaric and ugly.
Surveillance video captured the execution of a woman in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City Wednesday afternoon. The New York Daily News and other outlets report the woman was killed by an ex-girlfriend.
A Brooklyn mother of two was executed in broad daylight on a Park Slope street Wednesday afternoon when an ex-girlfriend ran up to her from behind, pulled out a gun and shot her point-blank in the head, police and witnesses said.
Police late Wednesday charged Latisha Bell, 38, with murder and weapon possession, after she surrendered to investigators at the 78th Precinct. The gun was recovered, said police sources.
Horrifying surveillance video captures Nichelle Thomas’ last moments around 1 p.m. as she walked along Fourth Avenue in no apparent hurry to a deli at the corner of Fourth Ave. and St. Marks Place.
All the while, Thomas (52), the mother of an adult daughter and son, was stalked by her determined killer, video from the scene shows.
WNBC-TV reported, “Neighbors said that Thomas, who lived just a couple blocks from where the shooting took place, and Bell had a volatile relationship, fighting often. It was not known how that escalated to the killing.”
Same from the Daily News: “A neighbor said the victim and her former girlfriend had a toxic relationship. “They lived together for years,” the neighbor said. “But they were always fighting. They had a big falling out about three years ago and she left.”
The Brooklyn Paper reported shootings are rare in this part of New York City:
Police say a gun-toting woman shot 52-year-old Nichelle Thomas, who lived nearby on Warren Street, once in the head on Fourth Avenue near St. Mark’s Place at around 1:00 pm. Paramedics rushed the victim to Methodist Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 1:26 pm.
…At the crime scene, a bag of grapes, a small pool of blood, and a discarded piece of medical equipment could be seen on the ground while police taped off the area.
Gun violence is exceedingly rare in Park Slope, with this being the first incident recorded in the 78th precinct in 2021, according to city data.