Police in Solon, Ohio have identified the man accused of fatally shooting a woman after their two cars crashed at a busy intersection Saturday.
29-year-old Matthew Ryan Desha of North Ridgeville was charged with murder in the death of 53-year-old Deborah Pearl, Cleveland.com reports.
Pearl of Twinsburg died Saturday after Desha shot her with a 5.56-millimeter rifle, police said. He was arrested at the scene without incident.
According to reports, Pearl left home Saturday morning for work at South East Harley Davidson in Bedford Heights. Just after 7:20 a.m., Desha ran a red light on Solon Road and hit Pearl’s vehicle at the intersection of Richmond Road.
Police say the impact pushed Pearl’s car several feet forward, and Desha’s car flipped over several times, landing on its roof about 50 feet from Pearl’s car.
Witnesses say Desha exited his vehicle with the rifle, and that Pearl had her hands in the air when Desha shot her several times. She was found laying in the roadway. Pearl died at University Hospitals Bedford Medical Center, The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office said.
Desha is slated to appear in Bedford Municipal Court on Monday.
So far, there is no motive for the shooting.
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