After a two-day manhunt, 28-year-old David Desper turned himself in and was charged with murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Bianca Roberson. Roberson was traveling southbound on Route 100 in West Goshen Township toward Route 202 when she tried to merge.
“A red pickup truck merged in at the same time, and the man in the pickup truck pulls out a gun and shot her in the head killing her,” said Chester County, Pa., District Attorney Tom Hogan.
Bianca instantly died from the gunshot, and her car slammed into a tree after veering off the highway. The truck sped away onto Route 202 and continued on the Paoli Pike. Authorities discovered Bianca’s car in a ditch with her inside.
After a plea from Hogan and the victim’s family, Desper turned himself in around 2 a.m. on July 2. Desper was arraigned on first-degree murder, along with other charges in Roberson’s death, according to ABC 6 News. The weapon used was a 40-caliber semi-automatic handgun which Desper had a valid permit for at the time of the shooting. Authorities aren’t calling the shooting death a hate crime as of yet but claim that the “road rage” incident is “a savage, senseless and brutal act from one human being to another human being.”