LUMBERTON — Investigators have recognized the automobile concerned within the deadly taking pictures that occurred Thursday on Interstate 95, and the Robeson County Sheriff’s Workplace is searching for the general public’s help within the investigation.
The suspect automobile has been recognized as a silver, four-door Chevrolet Malibu manufactured between 2008 and 2013, the Sheriff’s Workplace introduced Monday night. It’s believed to be the automobile from which somebody fired right into a automobile and killed a Pennsylvania girl close to exit 22 on I-95 South close to Lumberton on Thursday about 11:40 am. The automobile has tinted home windows and chrome trimming across the window body. The one that fired the deadly photographs is described as an African American male with dreadlocks.
Investigators recognized the suspect automobile utilizing surveillance footage and is searching for extra footage, in line with the Sheriff’s Workplace. Anybody who has a enterprise or lives within the space of Elm Avenue and Roberts Avenue in Lumberton is requested to overview their surveillance system for the automobile. Investigators are searching for footage recorded between 11:40 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
On Thursday, Lumberton Police, county Sheriff’s Workplace deputies, North Carolina State Freeway Patrol troopers and EMS personnel arrived to search out Julie Eberly, 47, of Manheim, Pennsylvania, affected by a gunshot wound, in line with the Sheriff’s Workplace. Julie Eberly was shot by way of the passenger door. Her husband, Ryan Eberly, was not injured. Speedy help was rendered till Julie Eberly take to UNC Well being Southeastern’s medical middle, the place she later died.
“The investigation has revealed a highway rage encounter unknowingly developed after the sufferer’s automobile got here near the suspect automobile throughout a merge right into a lane,” a Sheriff’s Workplace information launch reads partially. “The suspect’s automobile then got here alongside the sufferer’s passenger aspect. The suspect rolled down his window and fired a number of photographs into the passenger door, considered one of which struck Julie Eberly.”
Witnesses mentioned the suspect automobile exited I-95 at exit 22, crossed over the bridge and drove into Lumberton, in line with the Sheriff’s Workplace. The sufferer’s automobile was pulled over on I-95, and the Eberlys waited for help.
On Friday, a $10,000 reward was offered to the Sheriff’s Workplace by an nameless Robeson County resident for info resulting in possible trigger for the issuance of warrants and the arrest of the individual, or individuals, liable for the dying of Julie Eberly.
“Somebody acknowledges this automobile. I’m asking that anybody with info as to who or the place this automobile is, to contact our workplace instantly. We’ll proceed to trace this suspect till we’re standing in his yard,” Sheriff Burnis Wilkins mentioned.
Sheriff’s investigators are asking that anybody with info pertaining to the investigation to name the Robeson County Sheriff’s Workplace at 910-671-3170 or ship an e mail to [email protected]