A white 28-year-old Trainer, PA man is in police custody and charged with the murder of an 18-year-old black teen girl who police believe cut him off in traffic.
BET.com reported Sunday night that David Desper was arrested at his home in Trainer for the Wednesday June 28 shooting death of recent high school graduate Bianca Roberson.
Authorities have labelled the killing “savage” and “senseless.”
Desper and Roberson were apparently both trying to change lanes at or close by the interchange of State Routes 100 and 202, according to police.
Some type of angry interaction took place and ended with Roberson dead of a gunshot wound to the head. Desper fled the scene, but police were able to track him down after an intensive investigation and manhunt.
CNN published surveillance video showing Desper’s red pickup truck blowing by Roberson’s vehicle as he fired the shot that killed the teen.
District Attorney Tom Hogan said that thousands of tips poured into the West Goshen Police Department help line.
“This appears to be a savage, senseless and brutal act from one human being to another human being,” Hogan said, noting that he does not personally see any indication at this time that the shooting was racially motivated.
“This is the story of a savage and senseless murder,” Hogan said at a press conference announcing Sunday’s arrest. “Because somebody didn’t want to give way. Because somebody didn’t want to merge into a lane of traffic.”
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