Holly Davis, 32, allegedly told authorities she wanted police to shoot her
A 19-year-old Arizona State University sophomore was allegedly shot to death on Saturday by a 32-year-old woman who allegedly later told authorities she wanted police to shoot her.
Holly Davis allegedly shot Yue Jiang after a minor fender bender while Jiang was waiting at a red light, police say.
Subsequently, police say Davis told officers she had hoped police would shoot her. Police say they also found a note in Davis’s trash can, which they believe was intended for her boyfriend, reading, “I love you more than anything but right now I figured out you ll see me on the news. Be safe. It was a good run. Just remember me. Always.”
The note added, “Last line I ll ever do! I just want you to be happy. I want to be burned.” (Michael Pooley, Tempe Police s public information officer, tells PEOPLE that police don’t know when the note was written.)
Jiang, an international student from China, was at a red light when Davis struck her car from behind. Jiang s friend got out of the car to survey the damage and realized that Davis had a gun in her hand. He returned to the car and Davis went to the driver s side of Jiang s car, firing multiple shots that hit Jiang, according to reports.
Subsequently, Jiang lost control of her vehicle and drove into oncoming traffic, striking another car with a family of five inside, including a pregnant woman, police say. None had life-threatening injuries, police say.
Jiang s friend said he and Jiang had “never seen or met” Davis before the first collision, police say.
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Pooley says that after Jiang’s death, her family came from China to Tempe where Pooley had an “emotional” meeting with them. “They make it especially difficult when she was a completely innocent bystander,” he says. “That’s what was so hard about this She had such a bright future.”
Of Jiang’s family, Pooley added, “I can’t even imagine what they re going through right now.”
After Davis allegedly fled the scene, she was arrested after witnesses gathered information and gave police descriptions of her and her vehicle. Authorities say she did not admit to her alleged crime and when apprehended and “did not appear to be remorseful.”
Davis is being held with a $1.5 million bond and has been charged with four felony charges: first degree murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, disorderly conduct with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon by a prohibited aggressor.
“We believe it was just random,” Pooley says.
It was not immediately clear if Davis had legal representation or if she has entered a plea.