FBI Joins Hunt for 'Road Rage Killer'

Pickup driver fatally shot late-night driver in Pennsylvania: police
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2014 5:40 PM CST
FBI Joins Hunt for 'Road Rage Killer'

A bizarre and apparently senseless shooting on a Pennsylvania highway has gotten the FBI involved, Fox News reports. Timothy Davison, a 28-year-old Maine resident, was driving back home Saturday after spending the holidays in Orlando, Fla., when a driver rammed his SUV into a snowbank and shot him dead, according to police. "It was a road rage-type incident," said Pennsylvania state trooper Robert Hicks. "I can’t say I’ve seen something like this before." Federal agents are joining the search as it spreads into West Virginia and Maryland.

It all started when Davison called 911 at around 2am saying that someone was following and shooting at him on the I-81 in southern Pennsylvania. The suspected killer apparently rammed his pickup truck into Davison's SUV and forced it into a snow-covered median. The pickup driver then got out and fired "a couple rounds into the car, striking and killing" Davison, said Hicks. A traffic camera was mounted nearby but didn't show police much more than passing headlights. Hicks said the murder may be linked to another shooting involving a pickup truck about 30 miles away, reports the Kennebec Journal. (Read more shooting stories.)

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