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U.S. Marine arrested for New Years Eve roadrage murder of Texas college student

January 5, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
U.S. Marine arrested for New Years Eve roadrage murder of Texas college student

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Police have arrested a U.S. Marine stationed in Yuma, Arizona for the New Years Eve road rage shooting death of a Texas college student.

According to Denton Police, U.S. Marshals served a warrant for the arrest of 25-year-old active Marine, Eric Jamal Johnson on Tuesday for the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Sara Mutschlechner early New Years Day.

The North Texas University film major had just left a party on Friday night and was driving home with her sorority sisters when they encountered a black SUV with five or six men inside at a red light intersection.

According to Denton Police Community Resource Officer Shane Kizer, at some point, the passengers in the two vehicles exchanged words between the people in a Honda Pilot SUV, which quickly turned deadly.

“The amicable conversation quickly went downhill,” Kizer said.

A passenger in the Honda Pilot made a sexual derogatory remark toward the college girls. As the light turned green one of the men opened fire hitting Mutschlechner in the head and forcing the vehicle to hit a telephone pole, Kizer said.

Police officers responding to the scene discovered Mutschlechner on the floor and rushed her to the hospital where she was placed on life support. However, she would die hours later. Another passenger in her car sustained minor injuries in the shooting.

Johnson, who goes by the street name “Santana Sage,” was tracked down by investigators with the assistance of witnesses and social media.

Police said the investigation into Mutschlechner’s death is still ongoing.

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