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News Release

SIU Investigates Fatal Shooting in Toronto

Case Number: 04-TFD-136

TORONTO (1 January, 2005) --- Nine investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing a fatal shooting involving a Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer that occurred on December 31, 2004, at approximately 6:00 p.m.

The SIU was notified that a TPS officer responded to an unknown trouble call at 2129 Danforth Avenue. There was a confrontation between the officer and a 17-year-old young man, resulting in shots being fired.

The young man fled the scene and was located a short time later in the area of Main and Danforth. He was suffering from gunshot wounds and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

A post mortem examination is scheduled for this morning.

The SIU is investigating the circumstances of the police shooting and has designated 1 TPS officer as a subject officer. Investigators are canvassing for witnesses and the SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information to call the SIU at 416-622-1925.

No further information is available at this time.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

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SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342