Woman Filmed Boyfriend Loading Bullets Into Gun Moments Before She Was Killed

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November 21, 2019 - 12:07 pm
India Mackey

India Mackey (family photo)

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WARREN (WWJ) - Authorities say a 20-year-old woman who was fatally shot by her boyfriend during an argument was recording a video as he loaded the gun with bullets just moments before pulling the trigger. 

India Mackey had just celebrated her birthday the day before she got into what would turn out to be a fatal argument with her boyfriend, 18-year-old Kevin Dixon. Now, Dixon could end up spending the rest of his life in prison after he allegedly took her life

Kevin Dixon
Kevin Dixon (Photo: Macomb County Prosecutor's Office)
Dixon was arraigned Thursday on charges of first-degree murder, carrying a concealed weapon and felony firearm in connection with Mackey's death. He was ordered held without bond.

Authorities say Dixon and Mackey got into a heated verbal exchange around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday while sitting in a van in the driveway of his home along Shirley Avenue, near 10 Mile and Hayes roads in Warren. 

According to prosecutors, Mackey recorded Dixon pointing a black handgun at her, threatening her and loading bullets into the gun. She was shot shortly after the video concluded.

After the shooting, Dixon drove into Eastpointe -- with Mackey still in his vehicle -- where he was stopped by police for driving erratically in the area of 9 Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue. Mackey was declared dead at the scene at 5:51 p.m. Dixon was taken into custody without further incident.

Mackey's father, Joseph Polk, said she had been dating Dixon for about a year. Reports indicate the young couple had been living together in his home for just a few months. 

"I just -- I got a call from my son, he said his mom called him and the boyfriend called her and all he said was she was dead," Polk told WWJ's Charlie Langton. 

Polk said he isn't too familiar with Dixon, but he didn't get the best first impression.

"I don't know him personally. We met, my daughter introduced me to him, but I talked to her and I was like, 'He ain't the one, baby,'" said Polk.

Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith said Dixon will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

"This is the sixth murder case resulting from a domestic violence situation my office has received in the past two months," Smith said in a statement. "Please, if you are facing an imminent violent situation, leave the situation immediately and call police. Do not stay and record the incident. It could be the difference between life and death."

Dixon is due back in court for a probable-cause conference on Dec. 5, followed by a preliminary exam on Dec. 12. If convicted as charged, he faces up to life in prison with no parole. 

Separately, Dixon's mother was arrested when she arrived for his arraignment hearing on accusations she helped her son after the shooting. She was charged with being an accessory to a crime after the fact and tampering with evidence. Bond was set at $100,000.