Police arrested 22-year-old Abdullahi Mohamoud after an "extensive five-month investigation" and charged him with:
- Criminal negligence causing death.
- Theft Under $5,000.
- Breach of Recognizance.
The charges are in connection with the death of Atifeh Rad, 62, who died on May 19, 2011, while trying to stop a driver from fleeing a Petro-Canada station on Southdown Road near the Queen Elizabeth Way. Police say the man tried to leave without paying for $75 worth of gas. He was driving a Nissan Altima.
Rad was dragged under the car and later died in hospital.
Acting on a tip, RCMP in Fort McMurray, Atlta., arrested Mohamoud. After facing charges accumulated in western provinces, he will be brought back to Ontario to face the charges laid here.