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News Release

SIU Investigating Shooting Death in Scarborough

Case Number: 13-TFD-108

Mississauga (26 April, 2013) --- Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a male this afternoon in Scarborough.

Preliminary information indicates the following:
• At approximately 12:45 p.m. on April 26, 2013, Toronto Police Service officers responded to the TD Bank located at 2428 Eglinton Avenue East to deal with a suspicious male;
• At some point, an officer discharged his pistol, fatally striking the man;
• The man, who was vital signs absent at the scene, was transported to the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

The SIU has assigned six investigators and three forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident.

Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-1886 or 1-800-787-8529 ext. 1886.

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. 

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