A 70-year-old man was killed Friday evening in Scarborough.
As the victim, name has not been released, was walking along Chesterfield Street, an eastbound vehicle on Townsend Street crashed into him, police said.
In July, Halifax Regional Police detectives were interested in tailing a suspected serial car thief, who was known to be in possession of a Jeep Cherokee.
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The man ran from police in a stolen 2012 Ford Ranger pickup truck in an attempt to evade police officers.
Police abandoned the pursuit and tracked the man to Halifax Regional Municipality Police Headquarters. There he was arrested.
Investigators believe the man broke into vehicles around Hornby Street and fired gunshots towards a police car as he fled.
A 52-year-old city resident was struck by bullets during the incident, police said.
Police said the suspect’s vehicle involved in the crash was stolen Friday afternoon from the Edmonton area.
He was charged with second-degree murder, assault with a weapon, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, theft over $5,000, and break and enter.
In addition, he’s charged with driving while disqualified, failing to comply with recognizance conditions, possession of a prohibited weapon and stealing a vehicle.
The investigation into the incident continues.