Woman fires gun into Lower East Side housing project, two women hide evidence: cops

Graham Rayman, New York Daily News
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A woman fired multiple shots into a Lower East Side housing project, leading to her arrest along with two women who hid evidence of the gunplay, cops said Thursday.

One round shattered a window at LaGuardia Houses while another lodged in a washing machine inside the NYCHA development on Cherry St. near Clinton St. just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

After a brief investigation, cops nabbed Catrice Coe, 42, of Fayetteville, N.C., carrying a loaded .45-caliber pistol near the scene, authorities said.

Coe was charged with weapon and cocaine possession — and reckless endangerment for allegedly letting off multiple rounds.

Coe has prior arrests on charges including prostitution, marijuana possession, assault and endangering the welfare of a child, authorities said.

A second woman, Danielle Smith, 41, who lives in the LaGuardia Houses, is accused of picking up a shell casing and trying to hide it from police. She was charged with evidence tampering and has no prior arrests.

And Dynasia Smith, 25, of the Bronx, was arrested for allegedly trying to hide a bag with a gun in it. She was charged with weapon possession and tampering with evidence. She also has no prior arrests.