Posted: Feb 02, 2016 10:30 AM Updated: Feb 02, 2016 10:31 AM
Holly Davis (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Booking photo of Holly Davis on Jan. 16. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) - A woman accused of shooting and killing an Arizona State University student following a traffic crash pleaded not guilty Tuesday.
Holly Davis, 32, faces four felony charges, including first-degree premeditated murder.
Her next court date is March 18.
The victim in the Jan. 16 shooting was 19-year-old Yue Jiang, an international student from China.
Jiang and a 21-year-old friend were stopped at a red light in a Mercedes at the intersection of Broadway and McClintock when Davis rear-ended them.
The friend got out to inspect the damage, but quickly returned to the vehicle after realizing Davis had a gun, Officer Naomi Galbraith said. Davis got out of her Volkswagen Passat, walked to the driver's side door of the Mercedes and opened fire, Galbraith continued.
Badly wounded, Jiang tried to flee by making a U-turn and heading east on Broadway, but crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with another car, Galbraith said.
Five people from a Chevy sedan were taken to the hospital, including a pregnant woman and three children, Sgt. Raj Johnson said. Their injuries are believed to be minor.
Jiang was transported to the hospital for treatment. She later died.
Davis fled the scene southbound on McClintock Drive in the silver Passat. She was later apprehended at a Mesa apartment she shares with her boyfriend.