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Police make arrest in 2009 Christopher Skinner killing

11/07/2013 08:07 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
Toronto police have made an arrest in the October 2009 killing of 27-year-old Christopher Skinner. Police will announce more details at a 10:30 a.m. news conference.

Skinner was beaten-up and intentionally run over by a group of people in an SUV in the Entertainment District.

Police have called a news conference for later today where they will release more details.

Skinner died after getting into an altercation with the occupants of a black SUV near Adelaide Street East and Victoria Street on Oct. 19, 2009.

The attack happened at 3 a.m. Skinner had been celebrating his younger sister's birthday and was walking down Adelaide Street East away from the city's Entertainment District.

Police say Skinner was trying to hail a cab when his hand made contact — possibly inadvertently — with the passing SUV.

Police say the occupants got out of the vehicle, kicked Skinner to the ground , then returned to the vehicle. Skinner died later in hospital.

During their investigation, police released an image from a video of a black SUV they believe was involved.

Skinner's family has taken an active role in finding those responsible for his death, launching a social media campaign and posting a $150,000 reward for information resulting in a conviction.

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