Downtown hit-and-run a homicide, police say
Police are treating a fatal hit-and-run accident from the weekend as a homicide, the city's 43rd of 2009.
On Sunday morning at 3:05 a.m., police were called to Adelaide Street East and Victoria Street, where a fight had reportedly occurred between a 27-year-old man and the occupants of a black SUV.
Police allege the victim, who they have identified as Christopher Skinner, was knocked to the ground. "After the occupants returned back to their vehicle, the driver ran over the victim," Toronto police said Monday in a news release.
The vehicle fled east on Adelaide Street East. Paramedics took Skinner to hospital, where he later died.
A post-mortem exam will be conducted on Skinner today.
People with information are asked to contact Det. Stacey Gallant at 416-808-7410 or Det. Doug Dunstan at 416-808-7406, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).