UPDATE: Suspect in custody in fatal hit-and-run
A 24-year-old man is in custody in connection with a robbery and a deadly hit-and-run in the city’s east end overnight.
Police allege the suspect robbed a taxi driver outside an apartment building on Kennedy Road south of Merrian Road and then fled northbound in a pickup truck, fatally striking a male pedestrian crossing the street near Eglinton Avenue.
The vehicle the suspect was driving has not been recovered, but police have tracked it to a compound in Vaughan and are awaiting a warrant to gain access to it.
“We are still trying to piece everything together,” Sgt. Warren Stein told CP24 at the scene Sunday morning. “This investigation is very fresh and there is a lot of information we still need to get from the scene from surveillance camera footage to witness statements.”
The victim is reported to be in his 20's but has not been identified. (with files from CP24)