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Crime Phoenix police say driver killed man for 'looking at him' at red light

04:50  30 september  2019
04:50  30 september  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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A man was killed in March when he looked at another driver at a red light , Phoenix , Ariz., police said . “Investigators believe Elliott shot Mixon for simply looking at him while stopped at a red traffic light ,” police said in the news release.

PHOENIX - Phoenix Police officials say they have arrested a man accused of killing a 26-year-old driver , simply because the driver looked at him at an intersection. According to a statement, 26-year-old Nicolas Elliott was arrested on Thursday. The incident happened back on March 1

A man was killed in March after he “looked over” at another driver at a red light, police in Arizona revealed, saying the suspected killer was arrested this past week.

Phoenix police say driver killed man for 'looking at him' at red light© Phoenix Police Department Phoenix police say driver killed man for 'looking at him' at red light

“Pulling up next to another car and looking over at the driver may seem like a common occurrence, but it now appears to be the motive behind a violent murder,” police said Friday in a news release.

Police made that statement in announcing the arrest Thursday of Nicolas Elliott, 30, on a charge of murder in the March 1 death of 26-year-old Alex Mixon at a Phoenix intersection.

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PHOENIX — Police believe a man may have shot and killed another motorist for simply looking at him while stopped at a red light . A Phoenix police spokesperson said probable cause determined that Elliott allegedly shot Mixon for merely looking at him while stopped at a red light .

Motorist was killed after looking at another driver the wrong way, Phoenix police say . Police say Nicolas Elliott shot and killed another motorist "for merely looking at him while stopped at a red traffic light ."

“Investigators believe Elliott shot Mixon for simply looking at him while stopped at a red traffic light,” police said in the news release.

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Mixon was found dead when police responded to a report of a car crash.

His car clipped a power pole and ran into a wall, police said.

“As police investigated, they discovered Mixon had been shot,” according to the news release.

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Three people told police they were with Elliott at the time of the shooting and they said Mixon “merely looked over at (Elliott) which in turn enraged (him) to fire his handgun at (Mixon),” the Arizona Republic reported citing court documents.

Those three people also told investigators Elliott had a bad temper, owned guns and sold drugs, Fox 10 Phoenix reported.

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Mixon's family described him to the station as a person who “had the biggest heart and cared deeply for those around him.”

Elliott was jailed on $1 million bond.

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