Police in Denton arrested a man Tuesday in connection with the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old University of North Texas student.
Police said they obtained an arrest warrant for Eric Jamal Johnson, 20, in connection with the shooting death of Sara Mutschlechner on Jan. 1. U.S. Marshals found Johnson in Yuma, Arizona, on Tuesday morning and took him into custody.
In a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Denton police said Johnson has military ties and was arrested on a base. He is currently being held on a murder warrant in Arizona.
No further details about the arrest have been released. Information on an attorney for Johnson was not immediately available.
Witnesses told Denton police that Mutschlechner and three passengers were in a sedan on New Year's Day when a gray Honda Pilot SUV drove up next to them. Passengers in each vehicle exchanged words.
Police said one of the SUV passengers fired multiple shots at the sedan, and a bullet struck Mutschlechner in the head. The sedan then crashed into another vehicle and an electrical pole.
Mutschlechner and one of the sedan's passengers were transported to Denton Regional Medical Center.
Mutschlechner was taken off life support later that day.
NBC 5's Brian Scott and Holley Ford contributed to this report.
Photo Credit: NBC 5 News/Denton Police Department