Police tap truckers to help them solve homicide mystery

Troopers believe that truckers could have "critical information that may help solve this investigation."

I-81 homicide

Pennsylvania police hope that truck drivers will hold the key to helping them solve a homicide that happened alongside a busy interstate this week.

On Tuesday, February 5, Pennsylvania State Police put out a call to commercial vehicle companies asking for help with a homicide investigation after a man was found dead from a gunshot wound earlier in the week.

The homicide took place on the evening of Monday, February 4. Pennsylvania troopers were called to the scene of the shooting at mile marker 74 on northbound I-81 in Dauphin County around 11 p.m., according to a news release from the Pennsylvania State Police.

When troopers arrived on the scene, they discovered a 2004 GMC Yukon with a flat tire on the shoulder of the interstate with headlights and hazard lights activated. The body of 46 year old New Jersey resident Tyrone Shaw was lying near his Yukon.

PA homicide

Police say that Shaw died as a result of a single gunshot to the head. His death has been ruled a homicide.

Shaw and the Yukon were seen on the shoulder of I-81 from 6:30 p.m. to the time that officers arrived on the scene at 11 p.m.

Troopers believe that this is an isolated incident and that there is no immediate threat to the public.

With no arrests having been made, Pennsylvania troopers hope that truck drivers may be able to help them catch the suspect.

From the news release:

The State Police in Harrisburg continue to seek the public’s assistance in this investigation. Troopers are now looking for any commercial vehicle recording equipment that consists of a dash cam or Mobile Video Recording (MVR) footage of the location of the scene. It is the State Police’s understanding that if exact GPS coordinates are provided, commercial vehicle companies can conduct a search to possibly locate tractor trailers that were in the area at the time of the incident. The footage may have captured critical information that may help solve this investigation.

LAT: 40.343439

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Pennyslvania State Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call 1-800-4PA-TIPS. A cash reward is being offered.