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Man suspected of killing an Arizona woman arrested in Texas

Posted at 7:14 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 09:14:14-05

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Weeks after the fatal shooting of a woman in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, authorities have arrested a suspect in Texas on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Mesa police say 34-year-old Cherdon Mitchell was taken into custody Thursday by U.S. Marshals in Frisco, Texas after DNA evidence linked him to the Jan. 15 death of 24-year-old Xzavia Williams. Mesa police investigators accessed surveillance video from the apartment complex where Williams was killed.

They say the video showed the suspect and his vehicle. Police say Mitchell was seen holding a white cup in the video and it was later found by detectives in a bush near William’s apartment. They say DNA analysis from the cup identified Mitchell as the suspect. He’ remains jailed on a $500,000 bond.