Those are the final words Timothy Davison, a 28-year-old Maine man who was shot and killed along Interstate 81 near Greencastle in the early morning hours of Jan. 4, 2014, uttered to a 911 operator.
The full 911 call was played Thursday during a preliminary hearing for John Wayne Strawser Jr., 40, of Bellington, West Virginia, who is accused of pulling the trigger.
Strawser’s case was bound over to higher court, and a formal arraignment will be held on Jan. 10.
Davison was traveling from Florida, where he was visiting family for Christmas, to his home in Poland, Maine, when he was chased and eventually run off the road and killed, allegedly by Strawser.
When Strawser was charged with first degree murder in September 2015, police said they believe he mistook Davison’s silver SUV for that of one belonging to the husband of a Waynesboro woman with whom Strawser had become infatuated.
In the 911 call, Davison was heard saying that a Ford Ranger pick-up had pursued him, shot at him and run him off the road on I-81 near Exit 3 in Antrim Township around 2 a.m. After Davison told the dispatcher the perpetrator had returned, what sounded like tires spinning on the snow-covered median where Davison’s vehicle was stopped could be heard.
Multiple gun shots rang out, and then silence.
“Tim,” the dispatcher was heard saying. “Tim. Hello. Hello.”
Davison was shot at least four times: once in the head, once in the right leg and multiple times in the left hand, Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey Conner testified Thursday.
Davison was transported to York Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to court records.
Cellphone records place Strawser at the scene of the crime, and a Rossi Ranch Hand firearm found at Strawser’s property in West Virginia matched shell casings found at the crime scene, according to police.
Strawser was convicted in 2016 for killing his ex-girlfriend Amy Lou Buckingham a year earlier in West Virginia and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
He is facing the same possible sentence in Pennsylvania.
He was not connected to Davison’s murder until after the death of Buckingham. However, police in West Virginia in Pennsylvania said they believe he used the same Rossi Ranch Hand firearm in both killings.
That gun was found inside his home roughly two weeks before Buckingham’s death by a Preston County Sheriff’s deputy, who allowed Strawser to keep the gun despite Strawser’s status as a person not to possess firearms, according to court records.
At the time the gun was found by the sheriff’s deputy, Strawser was on probation and subject to a protection from abuse order. He had also been convicted of felony motor vehicle theft roughly a decade earlier, which would bar him from owning firearms under West Virginia and federal law.
That deputy has since been promoted.
Strawser’s West Virginia conviction was recently upheld by the state supreme court.