Police: Maine man’s fatal shooting on Pennsylvania interstate was a random act

Posted Jan. 06, 2014, at 6:23 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 06, 2014, at 6:47 p.m.

Pennsylvania State Police believe the I-81 road rage killing of Timothy Davison on Saturday morning in Franklin County was a random act, Trooper Rob Hicks said Sunday in an email update.

“We have not found anything yet that would lead us to believe the victim and the suspect knew each other,” he wrote.

Hicks said Davison, of Poland, Maine, was heading home in a silver 2001 Mitsubishi Montero after visiting family in Florida when he was rammed off the road and shot to death, police said.

Davison was traveling north and reported to 911 that he was being pursued by a Ford Ranger type of truck.

He indicated that the occupant of the vehicle was firing a weapon at him and then rammed the vehicle into the median near Greencastle, disabling the vehicle.

After Davison’s vehicle was disabled, the unknown individual approached him and fired several rounds that struck Davison, according to police.

Davison died from his wounds at a local hospital.

An autopsy on Davison’s body was to be performed Monday, Hicks wrote.

Police continue to believe the shooter’s vehicle to be a smaller-type pickup truck, possibly a Ford Ranger, Hicks wrote.

“The suspect’s truck should have some driver side damage to its door or front quarter panel,” he wrote.

The shooter’s vehicle might have silver paint transfer on its driver’s side from when it rammed Davison’s vehicle, Hicks wrote.

Before Davison’s death, on Friday evening, a man was shot at in Monaghan Township on North York Road. Hicks wrote that police are still looking into a connection between the two incidents.

The FBI has been contacted and its Harrisburg field office will be assisting in the investigation, Hicks wrote.

Anyone with information, even the smallest of details, is asked to call the Chambersburg State Police Barracks at 717-264-5161.

In addition, police are asking any collision/auto body shops to contact them if a vehicle matching the description of the shooter’s vehicle is brought to them.

Distributed by MCT Information Services

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