A 19-year-old Chinese woman died in a road-rage shooting Saturday by an Arizona woman who had written a note promising she would engage in violence before the time of the accident. The attacker "expressed a desire to be shot by law enforcement," according to court documents.
Holly Davis, 32, got out of her vehicle and opened gun fire on a car driven by Arizona State University exchange student Yue Jiang on Saturday, after a 3:40 p.m. fender bender in Tempe, police said on Monday. Jiang was driving back from shopping with her boyfriend, who is also from China.
Jiang then lost control of her car and crashed into another vehicle. She died at a nearby hospital and her passenger was also injured, according to police reports cited by The Arizona Republic. Five people in the other car, one of whom was a pregnant woman, were hurt as well.
Davis "shot and killed a stranger, and fled the scene and hid evidence of the crime," Tempe police said.
However, investigators found shell casings in Davis' apartment that matched those at the shooting scene, the arresting documents show, reports New York Daily News.
"Holly Davis was pretty uncooperative and not showing any signs of remorse," Tempe police officer Naomi Galbraith told local media.
"This just amounts to Holly Davis doing a completely senseless, violent act which resulted in the death of Yue Jiang."
Davis is affected by depression, and had only been living with her boyfriend in a nearby apartment for four days after being estranged from her husband. She had been sentenced to three years in a Missouri jail after a conviction for resisting and fleeing a lawful stop in that state, according to the court documents.
Her boyfriend told police the couple was drunk Saturday morning, reports Daily News. Davis admitted she uses the painkiller oxycodone, but it wasn't known whether she was impaired at the time of the shooting, police records show.
She faces charges of first-degree murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon by a prohibited person and disorderly conduct with a firearm. Davis' bond has been set at $1.5 million, KNXV-TV reported.
A makeshift memorial of flowers and signs in Jiang's honor was created near the intersection of the accident.