Police ID person of interest in gas station death
The suspect is seen in this photo taken in Toronto on Sept. 15, 2012. (Photo courtesy: Toronto Police Service)
Published Sunday, September 16, 2012 7:47AM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, September 16, 2012 6:25PM EDT
Police have identified a person of interest in connection with an incident that resulted in the death of a gas station employee on Saturday night.
In a statement released Sunday, police urged Max Edwin Tutiven, 39, to contact a lawyer and call police.
Authorities said a man driving a silver vehicle obtained more than $112 worth of fuel at a gas station located at Marlee and Roselawn Avenues, just west of Allen Road, and then attempted to leave the gas station without paying.
A 44-year-old man who was employed by the station attempted to stop the car from leaving the station grounds and was struck by the vehicle, said police.
The employee suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital where he died.
Police described Tutiven as a white malewith a dark complexion, and said he is about 5’5” and weighs between 220 and 230 pounds.
Police said they believe Tutiven is driving a 2000-2003 silver or beige four-door Isuzu Rodeo, which may have stolen plates attached to it.
The vehicle also likely has front-end damage as a result of the incident.
The driver was last seen wearing a black three-quarter length jacket, grey pants and black shoes.
Police ask that anyone with information contact police at 416−808−1300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.