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A suspect allegedly shot another man for looking at him while stopped at a red light in Phoenix

Nicolas Elliott, 26, was arrested in connection to the March 1 shooting and crash that led to the death of 26-year-old Alex Mixon.
Credit: Phoenix Police Department
Nicolas Elliott

A suspect has been arrested for allegedly shooting a man who police say looked at the suspect at a red light in Phoenix earlier this year. 

Nicolas Elliott, 26, was arrested in connection to the March 1 shooting and crash that led to the death of 26-year-old Alex Mixon, the Phoenix Police Department announced Friday

Elliott was arrested on Thursday. Police say he faces murder, aggravated assault and various weapons and drug charges.

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According to the department, investigators believe Elliott shot Mixon for looking at him while stopped at a red light near Thunderbird Road and 30th Street. 

The shooting was initially reported as a single-car accident when officers believed Mixon's car clipped a power pole and ran into a wall. 

Officers discovered Mixon had been shot as they continued to investigate.