By HANNAH RAND
PUBLISHED: 14:11 EST, 18 May 2012 | UPDATED: 14:11 EST, 18 May 2012
A woman who was stabbed during an argument while in her car, tried to drive away and struck her attacker’s two-year-old daughter, killing her and herself.
The toddler’s mother – Kimberley Black, 29 – was found naked several blocks away and arrested.
The death of Sharice Swain, 29, of Cleveland, was being investigated as a homicide after witnesses said the two women were arguing in the parked car.
Sharice Swain died after running over and killing a two-year-old in her car after she was stabbed by the child’s mother in her driveway
Police say that Black went inside and came out with a weapon, which she used to stab Swain.
Black then removed all her clothes and took her two children, aged one and two, who had also been in the car.
The two year-old, Kimshia Ruffin, was pronounced dead on arrival and her one-year-old sister, Taraji Ruffin – who was also struck – is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The nature of the argument wasn’t disclosed, and it wasn’t clear if Swain hit the girl intentionally or accidentally.
The attacker apparently had taken off her clothes after the stabbing, authorities said.
She was treated for a hand injury. Police said she was in custody, but there was no word on any charges.
Sharice Swain, 29, and Kimberley Black were arguing in a parked car in Black’s driveway when Black stabbed her in the neck before jumping out of the car
Police say that Black went inside and came out with a weapon, which she used to stab Swain. She then removed all her clothes and took her two children, aged one and two, who had also been in the car
A neighbor, Nicki Randall, said she took the dying girl into her arms and the child went limp.
‘My first instinct was to scoop her up,’ Randall told WEWS-TV. ‘I saw her eye move, that’s what made me pick her up like she’s still breathing, like she was.
‘But she was bleeding out the eyes, the head, the ears.’
She also described the state of the mother.
‘She was butt naked. She was not coherent, she was crazy and she had another baby in her arms.’
Randall said she was ready to drive the child to the hospital when firefighters arrived and took the girl.
It is believed that Swain also died at the scene of the accident.
Black fled the scene on foot but was later arrested and remains in custody.
Both the Cleveland homicide division and accident investigation unit are examining the case.