Pennsylvania State Police have released a video as part of their investigation into a fatal shooting on Interstate 81.
The short video from Mason Dixon Auto Auction shows a Ford Ranger that was used to ram 28-year-old Timothy Davison out of control three miles north of the Maryland line in Franklin County during the early morning of January 4.
The pickup truck is the first vehicle seen in the video traveling from left to right as the driver returned to Davison's vehicle, which was stuck in the median, just moments before the fatal shooting, according to police.
“When that Ford Ranger is slowing down, it's kind of like a countdown of death,” Davison's mother, Theresa Alloca, said during a Skype interview with abc27. “My son only had a short amount of time before the guy got out and killed him.”
Investigators and family believe the video may be helpful in identifying potential witnesses.
“The video is being released, not so much to focus on the suspect's vehicle, but more so to identify possible witnesses,” Lt. Adam Kosheba said.
Police believe several motorists saw the Ford Ranger, a 1993-1997 model painted in dark lapis blue, on Interstate 81 between Martinsburg, West Virginia and Interstate 70 in Maryland.
Investigators also believe several motorists saw Davison's silver 2001 Mitsubishi Montero disabled in the median, and possibly his killer's pickup nearby when the homicide occurred.
“As you can see in the video, there are numerous vehicles that were driving in that area during the time span of this incident,” Kosheba said.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed anything at mile marker 3 at around 2:09 a.m. on Jan. 4 – whether they believe it to be significant or not – to call the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-4PA-TIPS.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $10,000.
Davison's family is offering an additional $10,000 for information leading to an arrest, and has established a website at www.justiceforasti.com.
“That's what my son would be doing if here was here. He would do everything possible to look out for the next person,” Alloca said.
Davison was driving home to Poland, Maine after visiting family in Florida and was in northern Maryland when he first called 911 and told operators that someone in a Ford Ranger was shooting at him.
His SUV was rammed and left disabled two miles south of Greencastle before the shooter returned in the southbound lanes, got out of his truck and fired several rounds into the Mitsubishi.
Investigators have also been focusing their efforts on finding the Ford pickup, which likely sustained damage to the driver's side.
They have said that the person who killed Davison may have sought repairs anytime since the homicide, and they have asked automobile repair shops and insurance agents to keep an eye out for any trucks matching the description of the suspect vehicle.