PD: Woman arrested in shooting wanted to die

Posted at 1:55 PM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 15:55:02-05

Police say a 32-year-old Mesa woman arrested in a fatal shooting initially described as a road-rage incident told investigators that the shooting may have reflected a desire to be shot by police.

Holly Davis was arrested Saturday on suspicion of first-degree murder and other charges in the shooting of a 19-year-old Arizona State University student from China.

Tempe police said 19-year-old Yue Jiang was shot through her car's door and window by the driver of another car which had struck Jiang's car at an intersection.

Using a license plate reader database, police tracked the suspect vehicle, to a Mesa apartment complex. Davis was taken into custody at the complex Saturday evening.

Tempe police said in a court document that Davis told detectives she might have shot the other driver because she was depressed and wanted to be killed by police.

Davis did not have an attorney when she made her initial court appearance. She remained jailed Tuesday.