Homicide Victim Timothy "Asti" Davison - Police renew plea for tips


(WHTM) – Pennsylvania State Police renewed a plea for information in a fatal road rage shooting along Interstate 81 on Friday as the investigation entered its second year.

Timothy “Asti” Davison, 28, of Poland, Maine, was killed in the early morning of Jan. 4, 2014 while traveling north on the interstate in Franklin County, not far from the Maryland state line.

“Even though it has been one year, we have never stopped investigating this case,” Lieutenant Jonathan Mays, commander of the Criminal Investigation Section of Troop H-Harrisburg, said in a news release Friday. “We still are committed to solving this homicide and giving the family of Timothy Davison peace of mind.”

Davison called 911 around 2 a.m. and reported he was being chased by another driver who was shooting at him. The unknown driver then rammed Davison’s silver 2001 Mitsubishi Montero into the median at mile marker 3 near Greencastle, exited his pickup truck and fired several rounds into Davison’s SUV, killing him.

The shooter fled south on I-81 in a Ford Ranger pick-up truck believed to be dark lapis blue in color and likely had damage to the driver’s side or front-end, police said.

“This has been an extremely difficult case,” Mays said. “We continue to seek, collect, and analyze evidence using all means available to us. We also continue to receive and follow up on tips. We encourage the public to share any information they may have.”

State police plan to renew exposure to the case by using PennDOT’s Twitter and Facebook accounts to seek potential witnesses who have not yet come forward.

[reward_poster] Davison’s family has placed flyers at businesses, truck stops and rest areas throughout the area he traveled, and they have received permission to place a banner on the fence of the Mason Dixon Auto Auction. The fence runs along the interstate and is across from where Davison was killed.

“We hope the extra exposure will raise someone’s memory or give courage to those with information to come forward if they have been hesitant to do so,” Mays said.

State police are asking anyone who may have driven in the area during the incident and witnessed anything, even if they believe it to be insignificant, to call Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers at 1-800-4PA-TIPS or visit www.pacrimestoppers.org.

All callers will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward up to $10,000.