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News Release

Shooting Outside Toronto Hotel Subject of SIU Investigation

Case Number: 16-TFI-043

Mississauga, ON (16 February, 2016) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit has started an investigation into the shooting of 31-year-old man in the driveway of the Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites.

Preliminary information indicates the following:
  • Over the weekend, Toronto Police officers were conducting an investigation.
  • At one point, on February 15, 2016, police followed a vehicle from the southwest area of Toronto. 
  • Near Don Mills Road and Lawrence Avenue, officers attempted to stop the vehicle.
  • The vehicle evaded the stop.  It was found not long after in the driveway of the Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites at 175 Wynford Drive.
  • There, Toronto Police confronted two men who had been inside the vehicle.
  • One man – a 31-year-old – was shot once in the right arm.  He was transported to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.  
Five investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to investigate this incident.

The SIU has designated one subject officer and seven witness officers.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529.

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. 

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