Toronto police issue warrant for man in Scarborough hit-and-run that injured three people – Toronto Star

Toronto police issue warrant for man in Scarborough hit-and-run that injured three people - Toronto Star
Tip leads police to suspect vehicle in hit-and-run that injured toddler and two women
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Toronto police say they have located a suspect vehicle and that they are now looking for a fourth person in a hit-and-run incident that seriously injured two women and a toddler in Scarborough on Sunday.

"Earlier this evening just before 6:30 p.m., a business owner in the area of St. Clair Avenue East and OConnor Drive made us aware of a vehicle that was in the parking lot of that business," Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook told CP24. "Our officers attended and they realized that it was the suspect vehicle from yesterdays collision."

In addition to having located the vehicle, police said that they now have images of the person believed to have ditched the vehicle.

In addition, police are looking to identify a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the collision. He is considered a person of interest and is described as a white male with a beard, wearing glasses, black pants, a grey sweater and a red hat at the time.

"We have security camera images of the person who abandoned the vehicle and he is now being considered a suspect," Douglas-Cook said. "Were releasing his image and asking for assistance locating and identifying him."

She said police do not believe that the person who ditched the vehicle was involved in the collision.

Police also previously said three occupants got out of the vehicle before fleeing the scene after the crash. Police released a photo of one of them who fled on foot (pictured below), southbound on Pharmacy Avenue.

The incident itself happened just before 10:50 a.m. on Oct. 13. According to police, a grey Dodge Journey was eastbound on Ellesmere Road, approaching Pharmacy Avenue, when it ran a red light, crossed through the intersection and mounted the sidewalk.

Police said they located Rioux and Munroe and have spoken to them. They are believed to have been with Desousa prior to the crash, but were not in the vehicle during the incident.

The vehicle struck a 57-year-old woman, a 37-year-old woman and a 20-month-old boy in a stroller, seriously injuring all three.

Police previously said they were looking for three persons of interest in connection with the incident: Cory Munroe, 49, Derek Desousa, 34, and Amanda Rioux, 30, all from Toronto.

Police have said that the vehicle stopped on the sidewalk, just east of where the pedestrians were struck. Investigators believe two occupants exited the vehicle, walked around and assessed the scene.

The vehicle believed to be involved in a hit-and-run that left a 20-month-old child with serious injuries has been found abandoned and the driver has been identified.

One person then got back into the vehicle and fled southbound on Pharmacy Avenue, police said. The other person fled on foot.

Toronto police said the suspect Dodge Journey was located just before 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the area of St. Clair Avenue East and O’Connor Road.

The suspect vehicle bore the Ontario license plate ANXC 265. The impact of the collision dislodged the front license plate from the vehicle and police found it at the scene.

Yesterday, investigators said they were looking for three persons of interest in the case:  49-year-old Cory Munroe, 34-year-old Derek Desousa, and 30-year-old Amanda Rioux. All are from Toronto.

On Tuesday, police identified Desousa as the driver and issued a warrant for his arrest. His whereabouts are unknown at this time.

A person of interest believed to have ditched a vehicle in a Scarborough hit-and-run incident is pictured in this handout photo. (Toronto police)