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News Release

SIU Appealing for Witnesses in Scarborough Shooting

Case Number: 14-TFI-284

Mississauga (19 December, 2014) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to the shooting injury of a 40-year-old man yesterday afternoon in Scarborough. 

Preliminary information indicates the following:
  • At approximately 4:45 p.m. officers with the Toronto Police Service (TPS) responded to a report of a man with a knife at the rear of the Walmart store located at Kennedy Rd and Sheppard Ave.
  • Police arrived at the scene and located the man. 
  • There was an interaction between the police and the man resulting in the man being shot.
  • The man was transported to Sunnybrook Hospital for treatment of his injuries. He remains in critical but stable condition. 

The SIU has assigned eight 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 1-800-787-8529 extension 1965 or at 416-622-1965.

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