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Police release more details, part of 911 call in I-81 killing

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A Ford Ranger similar in color only, not the specific model in question. A Ford Ranger similar in color only, not the specific model in question.
GREENCASTLE, Pa. (WHTM) -

Pennsylvania State Police have narrowed the description of a pickup truck sought in a fatal shooting on Interstate 81 last month.

Police said the Ford Ranger that ran 28-year-old Timothy Davison off the interstate in Franklin County in the early morning of Jan. 4 was a 1993-1997 model painted in dark lapis blue, a color which may appear black in certain lighting.

Lt. Adam Kosheba said investigators are focusing their efforts on finding a pickup matching the description after an extensive examination of the paint transfer on Davison's SUV.

Kosheba said the Ford likely sustained damage to the driver's side, and the person who killed Davison may have sought repairs anytime since the homicide.

"We are encouraging automobile repair shops and insurance agents to be vigilant in assessing past, present and future claims of vehicle damage to any such vehicles," Kosheba said in a news release.

Anyone who believes they may have repaired or authorized such repairs to such a vehicle should contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (1-800-472-8477).

Davison was driving home to Poland, Maine after visiting family in Florida and was in northern Maryland when he first called 911 and told operators that someone in a Ford Ranger was shooting at him.

His silver 2001 Mitsubishi Montero was rammed out of control and became disabled in the median three miles from the Maryland line in Antrim Township, two miles south of Greencastle.

Davison died at York Hospital after the shooter got out of his truck and fired several rounds into the Mitsubishi.

Police on Tuesday also released a portion of a 911 call in which Davison, while stranded in the median, confirmed the suspect vehicle is a Ford Ranger. (Click here to listen.)

"We are confident that the suspect vehicle and its driver were observed by several motorists on Interstate 81 between Martinsburg, West Virginia Exit 16 and Interstate 70 in Maryland near exit 10," Kosheba said.

"We also believe that several motorists in Pennsylvania along Interstate 81 South in the vicinity of Exit 3 observed the victim's vehicle in the median and possibly the suspect vehicle in the area at the time the homicide occurred on January 4, 2014, around 2 a.m."

"Additionally, we are asking that anyone who may be related to or know someone who drives such a vehicle and had or has displayed unusual behavior around the time of this incident also contact our tip line," Kosheba said.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Davison's family is offering an additional $10,000.

 

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