North Carolina police have arrested a man they say gunned down a mother of six during an alleged road attack late last week, officials said Thursday.
Dejywan R. Floyd, a 29-year-old Lumberton, N.C., man was arrested shortly after 12:30 a.m. Thursday, the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office said. He has been charged with first-degree murder and discharging a weapon into an occupied property in connection with the senseless shooting of Pennsylvania mom Julie Eberly.
Eberly, 47, was on her way to Hilton Head, S.C., with her husband, Ryan, to meet with friends and celebrate their seventh wedding anniversary, relatives previously told Fox News.
The couple was traveling near the area of Interstate 95’s Exit 22 around 11:40 a.m. on March 25 when what started as an exciting day took a turn for the worst. Investigators determined Floyd grew angry after “the victim’s vehicle came close to the suspect vehicle during a merge into a lane,” according to a post on the sheriff’s office Facebook page.
Floyd then pulled his vehicle alongside the Eberlys’ passenger side, rolled his window down and “fired multiple shots into the passenger door,” police said.
He struck Julie Eberly one time and, according to witnesses, “sped off and exited at Exit 22,” officials said.