MANHATTAN — Police arrested three people Tuesday in connection to a brutal fight at a Fourth of July party that left one woman dead and her daughter wounded in a Harlem hallway, police said.
Michelle Kenny, 38, was celebrating the 21st birthday of her daughter, who relatives identified as Tamisha Kenny, when they decided to take the party to a ninth-floor apartment of 95 Lenox Ave., near West 115th Street, about 2 a.m., sources said.
Once on the ninth floor, a fight broke out between the Kennys and a woman who lived on the floor, Ashanti Daniels, 26, police said.
Ashanti Daniels was arrested and charged with killing Michelle Kenny and stabbing her daughter, Tamisha Kenny, police said. (Facebook)
Daniels and the younger Kenny were pushing each other and fell to the floor where Daniels stabbed Kenny in the arm and torso, police said.
Two men joined the fracas — 28-year-old Tyson Martin, who lived with Daniels, and James Martin, 27, police said.
Michelle Kenny tried to intervene, but was stabbed in the torso, police said.
In the aftermath, the younger Martin "removed evidence from the scene and tried to prevent it from being discovered," an NYPD spokeswoman said. She didn't elaborate.
Michelle Kenny, who lived in Soundview, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai St. Luke's, police said.
Her daughter was listed in stable condition at the same hospital, police said.
Daniels was arrested shortly after the melee, which left the hallway smeared in blood, and faces charges of murder, attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.
The younger Martin, who lives nearby on 140th Street, was arrested on charges of assault and tampering with physical evidence, police said. He's been arrested seven times since 2006, but the records are sealed, an NYPD spokesman said.
Daniels' roommate faces charges of assault, police said. He's been arrested five times before, most recently in October 2009 for having a loaded gun, police said.
None of the suspects had been arraigned as of Wednesday morning.