A teenager who was coming from picking up school supplies for her freshman year at college was gunned down by another motorist in what is being described as a road rage incident. 18-year-old Bianca Roberson, who was planning to attend Jacksonville University, was killed, likely because she beat the driver to position in a merging lane.
Chester County authorities said Sunday morning they have charged a suspect in the “savage and senseless” road-rage shooting death of 18-year-old Bianca Roberson.
“This is the story of a savage and senseless murder,” said Hogan.
He said Desper, on the Route 100 bypass at the same time as Roberson, “jockeyed for position and wasn’t happy. So he pulled out a gun and shot Bianca in the head.”
A bullet fired from the suspect’s truck struck Roberson in the left side of her head, officials said. Her car, a green Chevrolet Malibu, ran off the bypass and crashed.
The red Chevy pickup truck owned by Desper and seized by police has a dent in the side that matches what police saw on surveillance video, authorities said.
Desper’s attorney, Dan McGarrigle, confirmed that Desper had surrendered to police but would not say why he wanted to turn himself in or whether he had given a statement to authorities.
Hogan said the arrest came amid intense police investigative work, tracking thousands of tips that poured into the West Goshen Police Department after Roberson was killed at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Desper was arraigned early Sunday on counts of first- and third-degree murder, possession of an instrument of crime, and reckless endangerment, Hogan said. He was sent to Chester County Prison without bail.
Hogan said there was “no indication that we’re aware of that this is a race crime or a hate crime.”
“This appears to be a savage, senseless and brutal act from one human being to another human being,” he said.
Here’s Desper’s photo. Arrested early this morning pic.twitter.com/zVy0PLtd7R
— Chris Palmer (@cs_palmer) July 2, 2017
Her family says that Roberson planned to major in psychology at Jacksonville.
The school issued a statement via Facebook which read:
“We looked forward to warmly greeting her as a member not only of the Class of 2021, but of the entire close-knit JU family. We grieve, too, the loss of the legacy she would undoubtedly left among us.”
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