PHOENIX — Tempe Police released the name of the suspect in custody in connection to a deadly road rage shooting on Saturday that left one Arizona State University student dead.
Holly Davis, 32, was arrested Saturday and booked on three charges: Premeditated first degree murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct with a deadly weapon by a prohibited possessor.
Davis is suspected of shooting and killing 19-year-old Chinese international student Yue Jiang, who was attending Arizona State University.
Police said Davis and Jaing were involved in a car accident near the intersection of Broadway and McClintock in Tempe, Arizona, on Saturday afternoon. Police said Davis got out of her vehicle and fired multiple shots into Jaing’s vehicle, hitting her multiple times.
Jaing then lost control of her vehicle and collided into a third vehicle with five passengers, including a pregnant female and three children. Police said the family did not suffer serious injuries.
Officials transported Jaing to a nearby hospital, where she later died.
Tempe Police Officer Naomi Galbraith said the shooting was completely “senseless.”
“It was minor damage and something so senseless, such a violent, horrible act, and they were complete strangers,” she said. “We’re so sad, and our heart goes out to this family who’ve lost their daughter and her friends who have lost their friend for a completely senseless act.”
Davis fled the scene, but was quickly apprehended due to “phenomenal” witnesses, according to Galbraith.
“They were just observant,” she said. “They got a license plate, and their information matched up with registration information on the plate and the car that was at the scene.”
In a statement, Arizona State University Provost Mark Searle thanked Tempe Police Department officers and extended a hand to students who have been affected by Jaing’s death.
“Please know that this incident was as unusual as it was tragic,” the statement read. “ASU and the city of Tempe have built a strong partnership among our police departments to make the ASU campus and the Tempe community safe places to live and study.”
Counseling services are available for students from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the week on any of the university’s four campuses. There is also a 24-hour helpline that can be reached at 480-921-1006.
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