Police say he shot 18 year-old Bianca Roberson in the head Wednesday after the two jockeyed for position while merging from two lanes to one onto a West Goshen highway.
David Desper, 28, from Trainer, Penn. faces multiple charges, including first-degree murder in the death of Bianca Nikol Roberson, said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan. After the two cars collided, the suspect got out of his vehicle, shot her in the head, and fled the scene.
Her vehicle was found in a ditch.
Roberson, a recent high school graduate who had ambitions of studying forensics for a career in law enforcement, according to her father, was found dead in her auto, where had veered off the road and into a wooded area, Hogan said. She was headed to Florida's Jacksonville University in the fall, her family told local outlets last week in appeals to help them find her killer.
Authorities have since released a sketch of the suspected shooter, who an eyewitness described as a medium-built, white male, 30 to 40 years old with blonde/light-colored brown hair.
The man wanted for killing an 18-year-old girl in a shocking road rage attack in Pennsylvania on Wednesday has handed himself in to police. He had bought in legally in November 2015 and had a permit for it, Hogan said.
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Hogan called the killing a "savage, senseless and brutal act" - but said it was not race related.
The Pennsylvania Crimestoppers organization offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.
This Sunday, July 2, 2017 photo provided by the West Goshen Police Department shows David Desper. "Every second you are out there you are only making this worse for yourself and making this worse for this young lady's family".
He struggled to find words for the man who shot her.
Roberson's family could be seen in the crowd before this morning's press conference. "She was excited. We were just happy for her".
She had been at the mall shopping for college clothes with her grandmother and mother when she was killed as she made her way home.