Po­lice still look­ing for an­swers in 2013 killing of Michael Sul­li­van

Cy­clist was chased and run down by a pickup truck and mor­tally wounded. But why?

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

Satur­day marks four years since 51-year-old Michael Sul­li­van was run down and mor­tally wounded on his bi­cy­cle — and po­lice are still look­ing for an­swers.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors are keen to speak with a “small group of in­di­vid­u­als” they be­lieve have in­for­ma­tion that will lead to an ar­rest, po­lice said in a news re­lease Fri­day.

“Michael’s fam­ily and po­lice are ap­peal­ing to those per­sons to con­tact them.”

Po­lice are of­fer­ing a $50,000 re­ward for in­for­ma­tion.

Sul­li­van had been on his bike in the area of Bar­ton and Lot­tridge streets on the af­ter­noon of July 29, 2013, when he was chased and run down by a black Ford F150 pickup truck in an al­ley.

The en­counter left Sul­li­van with a head in­jury that even­tu­ally led to his death al­most three months later in hos­pi­tal.

He was in a coma for 83 days be­fore he was taken off life sup­port Oct. 19, 2013.

Po­lice say the chase oc­curred af­ter a brief in­ter­ac­tion that led to some mis­in­for­ma­tion be­ing passed to the driver of that truck.

Over the years, the Sul­li­van fam­ily has said they be­lieve it was a vig­i­lante-style killing — that the driver had mis­tak­enly be- lieved Michael was tak­ing cell­phone pho­tos of a young girl in the area.

The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene and was last seen trav­el­ling east on Bar­ton, po­lice have said.

In the years since his death, po­lice have re­leased snip­pets of sur­veil­lance footage show­ing key mo­ments of the deadly chase.

Crime Stop­pers re­leased a re- en­act­ment video in 2014, hop­ing to jog mem­o­ries.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact Det. Tom Hut­ton at 905-546-3926 or Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-8477.


A screen grab from sur­veil­lance cam­era video of Michael Sul­li­van on his bike be­ing pur­sued by a truck.

Michael Sul­li­van was run down.

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