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News Release

SIU Investigating Shooting in Toronto

Case Number: 13-TFI-244

Mississauga (5 October, 2013) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a police-involved shooting in Toronto this morning.

Preliminary information indicates the following:
At approximately 7:40 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2013, officers responded to Epping Street in Toronto for a report of a male breaking into cars;
There was an interaction between the man and police, and the man sustained a gunshot wound;
The 28-year-old male was taken to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre for treatment. 

The SIU has assigned four investigators and two forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-2293.

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