Black High School Graduate Fatally Shot In Road Rage Incident
- Author: Rogelio Becker Jul 03, 2017,
Jul 03, 2017, 0:59
Desper has been charged with first- and third-degree murder, possession of an instrument of crime, criminal homicide and recklessly endangering another person, according to a police report obtained by PEOPLE. "This appears to be a savage, senseless and brutal act from one human being to another human being". Only Action News was there as a convoy of police officers arrived at the West Goshen Township police station around 1 a.m. Sunday with a red Chevy pickup truck.
Hogan spoke at a news conference Sunday morning where he told reporters that the suspect turned himself in.
Authorities recovered Roberson's body in a ditch after her auto careened into a tree.
Desper had a permit to carry the gun, which he purchased in November 2015, Hogan said.
Along with the truck, investigators also found in Desper's bedroom a 40-caliber semi-automatic handgun they believe was used in the shooting, according to police.
Hogan said Desper admitted to becoming incensed when their vehicles were merging on the same lane of a highway, just west of Philadelphia.
He struggled to find words for the man who shot her. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is urged to contact the West Goshen Police Department Traffic Safety Division at 610-696-7400. "He took a handsome young lady of 18 years of age in the prime of her life getting ready to go off to college, and for reasons that are incomprehensible to me, the family is now planning for her funeral instead of a going-away party for college".
Roberson's death is the latest tragedy for her family; the teen's 22-year-old brother died from heart disease a few years ago.
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.
"They jockeyed for position and he wasn't happy, so he pulled out a gun and shot Bianca in the head, killing her instantly", Hogan said.
She had hoped to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, her father said.