Woman charged in stabbing sparked by fight over parking spot
30-year-old woman in stable condition after stabbing
DETROIT – One of the two women involved in the wild fight that led to a stabbing at Rouge Park on Detroit's west side was charged Tuesday.
The fight, which was captured in a viral video, is believed to have been over a parking spot.
Shadivia Keauslatyke Phillips, 21, is charged with assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm and felonious assault.
Two women, ages 22 and 21, were taken into custody after the stabbing. It is unclear if the 22-year-old will be charged.
Video of the fight has made its way all around social media. It shows two women fighting Sunday on the ground while crowds battle to record the fight and egg them on.
Police said the fight started over a parking spot. One group of women was trying to pull into a space when the other group of women took the parking spot. Both groups got out of the cars and starting fighting.
"We have an issue out here with how to cope with our problems that we have," Detroit police Cmdr. Aric Tosqui said. "People arguing over a parking spot escalating to violence, it's ridiculous that people act that way."
The fight got even more serious when a woman pulled out a knife and started cutting people, including a 30-year-old woman. That woman was carried away and taken to the hospital.
Tosqui said recording video to help police is one thing, but what happened at Rouge Park was different.
"They're not recording to give video to police, they're recording because they found it to be entertaining," Tosqui said.
Two women are behind bars after the fight as police comb through the viral videos. Police said they hope to see more people helping next time before they press record.
"I understand there are folks that don't want to get involved, but if you don't want to, then you shouldn't be egging people on," Tosqui said.
The woman who was stabbed is listed in stable condition. Police said she is expected to make a full recovery.
Phillips is expected to be arraigned Wednesday.
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