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News Release

SIU Investigating Fatal Shooting in Toronto

Case Number: 16-TFD-064

Toronto, ON (5 March, 2016) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit has started an investigation after Toronto Police officers fatally shot a 30-year-old man Friday night.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Shortly after 10:00 p.m. on March 4, Toronto Police became involved with a man outside a residence on Bayview Avenue south of Steeles Avenue.
  • There was a confrontation and several officers discharged their firearms.
  • The 30-year-man was struck.  He was rushed to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre where he was pronounced dead.    
The SIU has designated three subject officers and nine witness officers as part of this investigation. 

Four investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to investigate this incident.

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