OLD CITY (WTXF) - 18-year-old Bianca Roberson was in the prime of her life, just weeks away from heading off to college, when she was shot and killed during an alleged road rage incident.
Police say the gunman, who is now in police custody, shot Bianca in the head after the two were trying to merge into the same lane.
As the community tries to make sense of it, her parents prepare to lay their daughter to rest Friday.
Instead of talking about the incident, Bianca’s father Rodney Roberson appeared on Good Day Philadelphia Thursday to tell the world more about his amazing young daughter who is gone too soon.
“She was a bright young lady, she had a lot of spunk in her,” her father explained to Mike Jerrick and Alex Holley.
Rodney went on to explain that Bianca had dreamed of working for the FBI.
“She was also watching CSI, all the time, forensics, something about that. She wanted to be an FBI agent, she was going to school for criminal justice.”
Bianca’s cousin Kia Morgan Smith put together a tribute with photos of Bianca, that aired during Rodney’s interview. The emotional tribute brought Bianca’s father to tears.
Rodney explained that he spends every day trying to put together the pieces of why this all happened, and why Bianca is no longer with us.
“Every day, you try to, or assume, that you can put the pieces together of a puzzle that can’t be put together, you just can’t see it, “he explained, “Today I’m still struggling with the fact that somebody was able to do something like that. I mean not just with my daughter, with anybody’s child.”
Rodney explained what he would say to the 28-year-old man charged with shooting Bianca.
“You took away somebody we really loved and cared about it, you didn’t even know her, and you took her life. An innocent girl that had a promising future, and you just took her life away. Somebody we loved, you might not have cared about her. I don’t know what your thought was that day, but we loved her, we cared about her and you just took her life away,” Rodney explained, “There’s nothing else I can say to the guy, other than telling him that we loved her and we miss her, and you stole our daughter from us.”