Police ID person of interest in fatal hit-and-run
Published Sunday, September 16, 2012 6:43AM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, September 16, 2012 6:38PM EDT
Toronto police have identified a 39-year-old Toronto man as a person of interest following a fatal hit-and-run.
It happened at a Shell gas station near Marlee and Roselawn avenues at around 9:05 p.m. Saturday.
According to police, a 44-year-old attendant was struck after he attempted to stop a man from driving off without paying for $112.85 in gas.
He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries but was pronounced dead a short time later.
The victim's name has not been released.
In a release issued Sunday night, police identified Max Edwin Tutiven as a person of interest.
He is described as white, with a dark complexion, five-foot-five, 220-230 pounds with dark-brown hair.
Police believe he is driving a 2000-2003 silver or beige four-door Isuzu Rodeo. Police say the vehicle may have stolen license plates attached to it.
Police are urging Tutiven to contact a lawyer and contact police.
In a written statement released Sunday afternoon Shell expressed their sympathy to the victim's family.
"Shell is saddened by this senseless loss of life at one of our retail sites. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victim," the statement reads. "Shell's top priority is the safety of staff and customers and under no circumstance are sales associates or any other retail employee to intervene during criminal activity."
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808−7474 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222−TIPS (8477).