The trial date is set for David Arnold Mota, the man charged with shooting and killing 22-year-old Tucson resident Josh Switalski earlier this year during a road rage incident in Oro Valley.
Mota will go before a jury of 12 peers on Nov. 19 at 10:30 a.m. for what is expected to be a four-day trial at the Arizona Superior Court.
He faces three felony counts to include first-degree murder, a class one felony, drive by shooting, a class two felony, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a class three felony.
The 21-year-old Mota of San Manuel was arrested on Feb. 28 after officers with the Oro Valley Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Oracle Road and First Avenue.
There, Switalksi was found suffering from a gunshot wound from which he would die shortly after arriving at a local area hospital.
Witnesses said prior to the shooting, Switalski and Mota appeared to be in a verbal altercation while traveling down Oracle Road.
Mota was taken into custody and booked in the Pima County Adult Detention Center.
He is currently free on $50,000 bail.
Switalski’s mother, Jeri, continues to mourn the loss of her son.
“He was a great brother, uncle, and son,” she said.
“He loved working on cars. He would help out his friends and family with anything they needed.”
Mota entered a not guilty plea on April 24.