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News Release

SIU Investigates Shooting in Newmarket

Case Number: 14-OFI-163

Mississauga (22 July, 2014) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting injuries of a 48-year-old man early this morning in Newmarket. 

Preliminary information indicates the following:
  • At approximately 12:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, York Regional Police (YRP) officers responded to a call in the area of Davis Drive and Lorne Avenue in Newmarket. 
  • There was an interaction between YRP officers and the man, who was reportedly in possession of a firearm. 
  • During the interaction YRP officers discharged their firearms and the man was struck. 
  • He was transported to Sunnybrook Hospital for treatment. 

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

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-1806 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 1806.

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. 

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