A $10,000 reward is being provided for the arrest of a suspect who gunned down a mom of six in North Carolina in a horrifying road-rage incident — whereas she and her husband had been heading away to rejoice their wedding ceremony anniversary.
The Robeson County Sheriff’s Workplace introduced the reward Friday in the slaying of Julie Eberly, 47, who was fatally shot Thursday via the passenger door of her automobile as her husband drove on Interstate 95 in Lumberton.
Cops mentioned the mother was struck after her husband got here shut to a different automobile as he tried to merge. The driving force of the opposite automobile then moved nearer, rolled down his window and fired “a number of pictures” into the automobile.
Eberly was pronounced useless at a hospital, whereas her husband was not damage, authorities mentioned.
The reward was provided by an nameless donor, division officers mentioned.
Sheriff Burnis Wilkins instructed The Submit Monday that murder detectives met earlier in the day to debate any “potential weekend developments” after exhaustively working the case Saturday and Sunday.
Investigators are additionally looking for extra video footage on prime of the hours they’ve already reviewed in the slaying, which occurred because the couple had been headed to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina to rejoice their marriage milestone.
No arrests had been made as of Monday afternoon, Wilkins mentioned.
“Nothing new so as to add in the mean time,” the sheriff wrote in an e mail, saying his workplace hopes to launch extra data in the road-rage slaying later Monday.
A Robeson County resident put up the $10,000 reward for data resulting in a break in the case, Wilkins confirmed.
The driving force who police say shot Eberly was described as a black man with dreadlocks and was behind the wheel of a silver or grey 2010 Chevrolet Malibu or Impala with dark-tinted home windows and chrome round its window body.
He was final seen touring southbound on I-95 heading into Lumberton, sheriff officers mentioned.
A web based fundraiser arrange for Eberly, of Manheim, Pennsylvania, had eclipsed $46,000 as of Monday.
“Our expensive Julie was taken too quickly in a mindless capturing incident in Lumberton, NC, on her technique to trip,” the web site reads. “Could Julie’s demise not be in useless and will her reminiscence reside on by the giving in her identify.”
Wilkins, in the meantime, mentioned he had met with Ryan Eberly and his dad and mom following the road-rage slaying.
“I would like your assist,” the sheriff wrote Friday on Fb. “Let’s present others that we gained’t tolerate this. This murderous coward have to be caught. Please come ahead with data that I do know somebody has.”