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News Release

SIU Investigating Firearm Incident in Thornhill

Case Number: 15-OFI-262

Mississauga (9 November, 2015) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident involving a firearm in Thornhill today.

Preliminary information indicates the following:
  • Just after 9:30 this morning, York Regional Police officers responded to a call for a seriously injured deer in the road in the Henderson Avenue and Proctor Avenue area in Thornhill.
  • The officers closed the area to traffic and used a firearm to put down the animal.
  • Shortly after that, a 78-year-old man was found injured nearby.
  • The man was transported to hospital, treated, and released.  

Two investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to investigate this incident.

Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the Unit at 416-622-2038 or 1-800-787-8529 Ext. 2038.

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. 

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