A 62-year-old lady has been charged with first-degree homicide in reference to the demise of a Toronto lawyer who was struck and killed by a U-Haul truck in an underground parking storage in Midtown on Friday night.
Investigators say 52-year-old Scott Rosen had completed work for the day at his legislation agency within the space of Eglinton Avenue and Mount Nice Street at round 5:30 p.m. when he was struck by the driver of a rented U-Haul truck within the constructing’s underground parking storage.
The driving force of the automobile took off and Rosen was later pronounced useless on the scene.
Det.-Sgt. Ted Lioumanis beforehand informed reporters that the suspect had been ready for Rosen within the parking storage for a while earlier than the murder.
The U-Haul was recovered later that evening within the space of Bathurst and Dundas streets.
Investigators haven’t but launched any details about a attainable motive for the assault.
“It is rather disturbing to say the least. From my understanding, Mr. Rosen was an excellent lawyer. Very on the up and up. I used to be suggested that he took satisfaction in his work,” Lioumanis stated at a information convention earlier this week.
This afternoon, police confirmed a suspect was arrested at a house in Toronto at round four a.m. Wednesday.
Anh Thu Chiem, of Toronto, has been charged with first-degree homicide in reference to Rosen’s demise. She appeared on the School Park courthouse by way of video hyperlink earlier right this moment.
Lioumanis stated they had been capable of monitor down a suspect after talking to witnesses and reviewing video surveillance footage from the world the place the incident passed off.
Police stated Rosen and Chiem had been identified to at least one one other and Lioumanis stated at this level, investigators consider that they had some sort of enterprise relationship that was linked to the sufferer’s job as a business litigator.
An Ontario Superior Court docket submitting dated Jan. 10, 2019 signifies lawyer named Scott A. Rosen represented the son-in-law of a defendant by the identify of Anh Chiem in a household property dispute. Whereas police haven’t confirmed if the sufferer and the accused are the identical individuals referenced in that courtroom doc, Toronto police spokesperson Caroline de Kloet informed CP24 that investigators have stated the 2 had been concerned “in litigation dealings.”
Officers are nonetheless working to find out if anybody else could have been concerned within the murder, Lioumanis stated.
In an obituary posted on-line, Rosen’s household described the sufferer as a “loving and devoted father” and “a really fantastic son, father, companion in life, brother and uncle.”
“Scott has been taken from us in a manner we can not fathom, however he’ll proceed to reside on in his youngsters, for he taught them properly and he’ll eternally stay in our hearts and ideas,” the obituary learn.