A recent high school graduate was shot in the head on Wednesday in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania, in what police calling a road rage incident. The suspect in the fatal shooting is still on the loose.
NBC10 reports that Bianca Nikol Roberson, 18, was driving a green Chevrolet Malibu down the southbound lane on Route 100, close to Route 202, when she switched lanes at the same time as a driver in a Chevrolet pickup truck with faded red paint.
Apparently, the pickup truck driver, described as a medium-built white male with light brown or blonde hair in his 30s or 40s, became enraged and pull out a gun. He shot at Roberson’s car, striking her directly in the head.
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Roberson lost control of her vehicle and veered off of the road, crashing into a nearby wooded area close to West Goshen. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver immediately sped away after shooting Roberson. Surveillance footage showed the driver speeding down the shoulder of the Route 202 road before exiting off of Paoli Pike.
“This is now a murder case,” Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said. “A young woman has died senselessly…Turn yourself in now. Every second you are out there, you are only making this worse for yourself and worse for this young lady’s family.”
“Every cop in three states is looking for this red pickup truck and looking for this defendant,” Hogan continued. “At this point we’re asking anybody who saw anything on Route 100 going into Route 202 to call the West Goshen Police Department right now, tonight. Give us every bit of information you can.”
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Roberson recently graduated from Rustin High School in West Chester, and had plans to start school at Jacksonville University in the fall. Her, father, Rodney Roberson, became teary-eyed as he told NBC10 that his daughter was excited for the next chapter in her life.
“We were all excited for her. She was excited. We were just happy for her.”
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Anyone with any information is urged to call the West Goshen Police Department at 610-696-7400 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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