Manhunt for Canadian murder suspect ended with his arrest in Toronto

CNN Staff • Updated 19th September 2017

( CNN ) — Police in Halifax have arrested a 52-year-old man wanted for murder in a manhunt that ended Monday morning with him caught in Toronto.

Lamar Davis was taken into custody at 2:08 a.m. Monday in a Toronto park on a charge of second-degree murder, the Halifax Regional Police tweeted.

Police in Halifax had said they launched a manhunt on Friday after receiving reports that Davis, a passenger in a car, had tried to steal a camper from a market on the city’s East Side.

The driver had stopped when a second person jumped in the passenger seat, police said in a statement. After driving off, the driver’s leg was injured during a crash, police said.

After seeing the car on social media, Toronto police attempted to stop Davis’s car, but the man fled, according to police. Toronto police said officers gave chase, with the vehicle making “bumping-off” manoeuvres as it rounded downtown Toronto. The chase continued to Lawrence Avenue, where a collision led to Davis fleeing on foot, police said.

The suspect ran into a neighborhood and hid in a wooded area, police said. Police called out a missing person alert in the Halifax area, but it wasn’t until Monday morning that a tip from a member of the public led to Davis’s arrest.

CNN affiliate CTV Montreal reported that Davis had been living in Montreal and had first been identified as the suspect in a police incident in Ontario.

CNN could not independently confirm that report.

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