Bond set at $1.5M in shooting of ASU student

Posted at 6:54 AM, Jan 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-18 13:38:05-05

A woman facing a pre-meditated first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of an Arizona State University student over the weekend is being held on $1.5 million bond.

Holly Davis, 32, had her initial appearance with a judge over the weekend where her bond was set.

Davis is accused of approaching 19-year-old Yue Jiang's driver's side window and shooting her multiple times after both were involved in a minor crash on Saturday afternoon near Broadway and McClintock, according to Tempe police.

Jiang was with her 21-year-old boyfriend. He got out of the car to survey the damage and noticed Davis had a gun.

The shooting caused Jiang to lose control of her vehicle, which then collided with another vehicle that had a family of five inside.

Jiang, an international student from China, was taken to the hospital where she died. Her boyfriend had minor physical injuries, police reported.

The family members in the third vehicle were not seriously hurt, according to officials.

Police said Davis ran away from the scene after the shooting, but was found inside a Mesa home. Police said Davis would not cooperate with police, would not admit to the shooting nor showed any remorse about what happened.

A makeshift memorial has been set up near the scene where the shooting occurred. Several candles and flowers were lit Monday morning. A sign that reads "Rest In Peace to the Chinese girl Jiang Yue" in English was also there.

Davis also faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, disorderly conduct and possession of a weapon by a prohibited possessor. 

ASU released the following statement on Sunday:

Regarding yesterday's incident where ASU student Yue Jiang was killed, we just want to say that fellow students are being encouraged to talk with counselors, and that our thoughts and prayers are with the student's family.

Her next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 25.