PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- We're learning more about the young man accused of shooting and killing a Valley teen in a road rage incident.
The shooting happened on April 13 and the suspect was in court April 16 for his first appearance.
22-year-old Daddy Alexander Felix faced a judge after surrendering to authorities as the suspect responsible for shooting and killing 18-year-old A.J. Pettygrove.
Felix was charged with second-degree murder, two counts of drive-by shooting, aggravated assault and discharging a firearm within city limits.
"It's a mixed bag because we're relieved that he's not going to hurt anyone else, but in that, I feel like you're looking for this big, scary guy and it's this young kid and the whole thing is like a tragedy," said A.J.'s mother, Mary Pettygrove.
The road rage incident happened near north 67th and Peoria avenues in broad daylight on a Saturday afternoon. Police say a passenger in Pettygrove's vehicle, 18-year-old Sam Luviano-Gonzalez -- was shot in the leg and is recovering. Officers say the vehicle crashed into a wall outside of a Circle K gas station with two victims inside and both appeared to have been shot. They identified the driver as Pettygrove, who was pronounced dead at a hospital.
While the alleged suspect is behind bars, Mary says it doesn't change her side of things.
"Even if he spends the rest of his life in prison, it doesn't change what he took from us."
Felix is being held on a $1 million cash bond.
A celebration of life for the 18-year-old is being held on Sunday, April 21. The family has also set up a GoFundMe to help with funeral expenses.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.