Michigan Woman Records Her Boyfriend Threatening Her With A Gun Moments Before Being Shot
The boyfriend's mother also faces charges for being an accessory after the fact.
December 02, 2019 at 4:19 pm
A Michigan woman recorded her last moments after being threatened by her boyfriend, CNN reports.
The shooting happened on November 19 after Kevin Dixon, 18, got into an argument with his 20-year-old girlfriend, India Mackey.
Mackey started recording while the two were in a parked van in Dixon’s driveway, according to county prosecutor Eric J. Smith’s office.
“You think I’m motherf**king playing, huh?” Dixon asked while sitting in the passenger seat with a gun.
“What you recording me for?” he added.
In the video, Dixon is seen wiping his fingerprints off a bullet he loaded into the clip and saying, “these big four-five hollow tips gonna eat you up.”
Menacing moments police say, 20 year old India Mackey took on her cellphone. It was mere minutes before investigators say her boyfriend, shot and killed her. More on this case and the alarming number of #DomesticViolence homicides in Macomb County. Today on @wxyzdetroit at 5pm pic.twitter.com/840mVRYpia— Andrea Isom (@AndreaIsomWXYZ) November 22, 2019
Mackey was shot shortly after the video stopped recording, according to a statement from Smith’s office. Dixon then drove off in the van with Mackey's body still inside but was pulled over by police officers for driving erratically.
The 20-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
Dixon has since been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He also faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon and faces life in prison.
The 18-year-old's mother was also arrested and charged with being an accessory after the fact. His mother is accused of tampering with evidence after Dixon called and allegedly told her to get rid of the weapon.
“This video is being taken by a woman who’s going to be killed in moments. It’s unbelievable to me,” Smith told WXYZ, an ABC-affiliate. “The last thing her family has of her is the video where she is pointing the camera at the man who’s going to kill her.”
ABC News reports that the shooting occurred just one day after Mackey’s birthday.
Domestic violence cases with the use of guns are on the rise, according to a study by Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox and Ph.D. student Emma Fridel.
Their research showed that "intimate partner homicides ― when a person kills their spouse or romantic partner ― increased each year between 2014 and 2017."
The study said fewer women are killed by their partners in states with more effective gun control policies.