Midtown shelter stabbing: Suspect identified for allegedly murdering roommate during argument

Suspect in deadly Midtown shelter stabbing
The suspect in a deadly stabbing at a Midtown shelter, identified as Charmaine Crossman.
Photo courtesy of NYPD

Midtown detectives are still looking for the suspect who stabbed her roommate to death during a fight at a women’s shelter on Friday evening, it was reported.

The NYPD has identified the perpetrator as Charmaine Crossman, 42, who is accused of fatally attacking Victoria Goode, 27, inside the Project Renewal New Providence Shelter located at 225 East 45th St.

The shelter assists homeless women with mental health or substance abuse issues, offering various services to help turn their lives around, according to the Project Renewal website.

Police said the homicide happened at about 9:53 p.m. on Dec. 16. Officers from the 17th Precinct, in responding to a 911 call about the incident, found Goode injured inside a sixth-floor hallway. She had suffered multiple stab wounds about her body.

According to WABC-TV, Goode and Crossman were embroiled in a dispute moments before the stabbing occurred. Crossman had fled the location by the time police arrived.

Midtown women's shelter
The entrance to the Project Renewal New Providence Shelter at 225 East 45th St. in Midtown.Photo via Google Maps

EMS rushed Goode to Bellevue Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Meanwhile, the NYPD released images and video on Saturday night of Crossman at at nearby subway station.

Anyone with information regarding the murder or Crossman’s whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.