Possible Parking Spot Fight Leads to Woman's Stabbing Death in Germantown, Police Say - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Possible Parking Spot Fight Leads to Woman's Stabbing Death in Germantown, Police Say

The woman was possibly arguing with the suspect over a parking spot on the 5300 block of Lena Street when the suspect stabbed her.

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    Police Investigate Motive for Germantown Stabbing

    Police have a 26-year old woman in custody in the stabbing death of a woman in Philadelphia's Germantown neighbrhood on Tuesday night. People from the area called police about two women fighting in the streets, and police say it was possibly over a parking spot. 

    (Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019)

    Update: Brittany Holness faces murder charges in this killing.

    A woman was stabbed to death during a dispute, possibly over a parking spot, in Philadelphia’s Germantown section, police said.

    The woman, identified as Teniesha Iseley, was arguing with the suspect on the 5300 block of Lena Street around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday. Surveillance video obtained by NBC10 shows witnesses holding their cellphones as they watched.

    "It was a big argument," a woman, who did not want to be identified, told NBC10. "I knew they were getting ready to fight so me and my husband went in. Because I know when they start the fighting, bullets start flying."

    Instead of bullets however, the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed Iseley, investigators said.

    "When police arrived on location they found a 27-year-old female laying on the highway, she was suffering from two stab wounds to her chest," Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

    Monica Howard told NBC10 she saw Iseley moments after the attack.

    "I seen blood so I just came to her and kept telling her to calm down and breathe," Howard said. "They held pressure onto her. We were on the phone with 911 and police came."

    Iseley was taken to the Einstein Medical Center where she died about 45 minutes later, investigators said.

    "We have been told the argument may have been over a parking spot," Small said.

    Police have not yet confirmed an exact motive however.

    Witnesses gave police a unique description of the suspect, a woman in pink shorts with red braids, Small said.

    Officers in a marked car spotted her a few blocks away and the woman tried to flee but police caught her. Investigators said the suspect is 26-years-old but they have not yet revealed her identity.