In a fatal incidence of road rage, an American woman murdered a female Chinese university student at an intersection in Arizona on Saturday.
WALB News reports that the 32-year-old perpetrator Holly Davis was arrested after shooting 19-year-old Jiang Yue following a collision at the intersection of Broadway and McClintock Drive. According to police, at 2:40 p.m. Davis rear-ended Jiang’s Mercedes at a stoplight, at which point Jiang’s 21-year-old male passenger got out to survey the damage; however, seeing Davis approaching with a gun, the man retreated back inside the vehicle.
Davis fired multiple shots into the Jiang’s car through the driver’s window.
Seriously wounded, Jiang attempted to flee via a U-turn — only to collide with another vehicle carrying five passengers, none of whom suffered major injuries.
Jiang, however, died later in hospital.
Having fled south down McClintock, Davis was later tracked down via her Volkswagen Passat’s number plate, and apprehended at a Mesa apartment.
According to Lieutenant Michael Pooley of the Tempe police on Sunday, Davis was booked on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated assault with deadly weapon, possession of weapon by prohibited person and disorderly conduct with firearm. Previously, Davis had been sentenced to 3 years for resisting a lawful stop in Missouri.
Court paperwork suggests addiction and mental illness on the part of the defendant, attesting that Davis “expressed a desire to be shot by law enforcement.” Meanwhile, Davis’s boyfriend confessed to being intoxicated together earlier that day, Davis herself admitted using Oxycodone, though it is unclear whether she was impaired during the attack. A note was found in the apartment that was purportedly “consistent with defendant planning to engage in violence.”
Jiang is believed to have been a finance undergraduate from Arizona State University’s WP Carey School of Business. There are currently more than 300,000 Chinese students studying at American colleges and universities.
Watch an Arizona news report on the tragic incident here:
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