Details emerge in arrest of woman accused of killing Brockport-area woman

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Details are emerging about the arrest of the woman accused of shooting and killing Brockport-area woman, Megan Dix.

Holly Marie Colino, 31, is being held in the Monroe County Jail after police say she shot and killed 33-year-old Megan Dix as Dix sat in her car, on a lunch break from her job in Brockport on Friday.

Police arrested Colino at the Henrietta Holiday Inn on Jefferson Road Monday, after she approached another woman with a gun.

The owner of Sticky Lips tells News 8 that one of his employees was walking out to her car after a shift when she saw Colino pacing back and forth. Colino asked her what she was looking at -- and pointed a gun at her.

Colino then backed down, and walked into the Holiday Inn where she was staying. 

The staff at Sticky Lips called 911, and that's when the deputies responded around 5 p.m. Monday. They apprehended Colino inside the hotel, but the Sheriff's Office says she was able to slip out of a handcuff and flee from deputies.

Prior to bolting from deputies, Colino was only going to be charged with menacing.

The Sheriff's Office says Colino was found within an hour, and was detained again and interviewed. Authorities say that's when she admitted to the murder of Dix.

Colino is facing charges of second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies.

Police say that there is no known connection between Colino and Dix, and that this appeared to be a random act of violence. 

There are a lot of questions that remain unanswered. Police are still working to find how she became in possession of two guns -- a .380 semi-auto pistol and a .38 -- that were found on her when she was arrested.

Court documents allege Colino shot Dix in the head with the semi-auto.

News 8 will provide additional information as it becomes available.


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