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Police seek tips in search for I-81 killer

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Authorities believe someone knows something that could lead to an arrest in a fatal shooting on Interstate 81, and they're urging that person to come forward before the shooter is responsible for another violent act.

State police also announced Tuesday that a multi-jurisdictional task force has been formed to investigate the killing of 28-year-old Timothy Davison in Franklin County early Saturday.

The task force includes Maryland State Police, the FBI and Carroll Township police, who are investigating another suspected road rage shooting in York County about seven hours earlier.

Davison was driving home to Poland, Maine after visiting family when he called 911 just after 2 a.m. to report that a Ford Ranger-style truck was following him in the northbound lanes just past the Maryland line.

Davidson told dispatchers that someone in the truck was firing shots just before his SUV was rammed out of his control and became disabled in the median, according to police.

Investigators said the unknown person then got out of the truck, approached Davison and fired several rounds into his silver 2001 Mitsubishi Montero.

Davison died of his injuries at York Hospital.

Authorities believe Davison did not know his killer, but they said the acts against him were very deliberate, calculated and violent.

Because of the violent nature of the crime, police said the potential for similar incidents is anticipated.

Investigators added that there are many similarities between the killing and an incident Friday night where several shots were fired into a pickup truck traveling in the 100 block of North York Road in Monaghan Township.

The driver told officers that a black Nissan pickup was following him recklessly, then pulled next to him as someone in it fired several shots, police said. One of the bullets narrowly missed the victim's head and was found near the head rest.

Police said conclusive evidence definitively connecting the two incidents has yet to be established, but both investigations will be treated as being related until conclusive evidence proves otherwise.

In their search for the killer, police said they believe someone knows who is or may be responsible.

They said anyone who knows someone who has violent tendencies, and owns or operates a Ford Ranger-style pickup with recent damage, should call Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (800-472-8477).

Also, anyone who traveled on Interstate 81 near the Pennsylvania-Maryland line on Saturday between 1:30 and 2:15 a.m. is asked to call police if they saw anything that may be connected to the investigation.


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