In suspected love triangle brawl, judge orders driver accused of running over New York woman in custody

The driver who fatally ran over a woman in a suspected love triangle altercation prosecutors say they did so on purpose, with a Brooklyn criminal court judge ordering Thursday that the defendant be held in custody.

Naomi Broomes, 33, was taken into custody on charges of second-degree murder and failure to report an incident following her arrest in January. 11 death of Shakira Serrano, 24

The criminal complaint described the brutal attack outside NYCHA’s Pink Houses in East New York, where Serrano lived.

A 24-year-old woman was run over and killed on a Brooklyn street Thursday by an angry motorist in what witnesses described as a love triangle fight that quickly spiraled out of control.  (Obtained by Daily News)
Shakira Serrano, 24, was fatally run over outside NYCHA’s Pink Houses in East New York earlier this month. (Obtained by Daily News)

Broomes repeatedly tried to run over the victim, and once his target was on the ground, ran his vehicle over Serrano’s “entire body,” according to witnesses and records cited in the complaint. Video previously obtained by the Daily News showed it to be a mid-size sedan.

Broomes, who also lives in the Pink Houses, drove off while the victim was on the ground, the complaint said. Serrano, who suffered “serious head and body injuries,” was taken to Brookdale University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Serrano had an argument with her boyfriend before the incident, surveillance video displayed.

Shakira Serrano was killed when she was hit by a driver in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday, January.  11, 2024. (Facebook)
Shakira Serrano. (Facebook)

He has not been charged with a crime. The details of the relationship between the two women remain unclear.

Broomes’ attorney could not immediately be reached. The defendant was due back in court later this month.

With Rocco Parascandola

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