News Release

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Scarborough Shooting Death

Case Number: 13-TFD-130

Mississauga (10 June, 2013) --- Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to a fatal interaction that occurred Saturday evening between Toronto Police Service officers and a 39-year-old male in Scarborough.
 
Preliminary information indicates the following:
• Around 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2013, officers with the Toronto Police Service responded to an apartment building located at 140 Adanac Drive in Scarborough to deal with an Emotionally Disturbed Person;
• While inside the building, officers encountered another individual;
• An interaction between police and the man ensued outside the building, resulting in the man sustaining gunshot wounds. He was rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The SIU has assigned five investigators and three forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident. One subject officer and three witness officers have been designated.

Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-2150 or 1-800-787-8529 ext. 2150.

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

Monica Hudon, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342