ARLINGTON (CBS11) - Arlington police said someone cashing in on a $10,000 reward led them to a suspected road rage killer who is behind bars in Arlington after his arrest Tuesday. It's an arrest that was a huge relief to the family of shooting victim, 26-year-old Brittany Daniel.
"When we first got the news, it was 'Oh, Jesus.' It was a sense of peace that I've never felt before," said Daniel's cousin Lisa Love.
That peace came after the arrest of 20-year-old Aspen Shaquille Daron Warren.
Arlington Police say three passengers in the car with Warren identified him as the man who shot and killed Daniel. An arrest warrant states a witness told officers Warren rolled down the front passenger window, told the passenger to lean back and then fired twice. None of the passengers were charged in the incident. Police say they're still not sure what sparked the deadly road rage attack. A passenger with Daniel said there was a confrontation as Warren weaved through traffic.
"He has no idea what she meant to so many people," Love said. "If he's looking at TV I'm sure he'll be able to see she meant so much to us."
Daniel's family spent the day making final preparations for her memorial service. Their mood is somber, but more upbeat than it was before the arrest.
"It went from sadness to a time of rejoicing," Love said.
Despite a week of anguish after her cousin's death, Love still had a message of hope for her cousin's suspected killer.
"We want you to just tell God that you're sorry," Love said, addressing Warren. "And God will accept you back, too. This is, this was a senseless crime. But you too can be forgiven."
Warren has no violent crimes on his record. He's held on a $500,000 bond.
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