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News Release

SIU Continues Investigation into Toronto Shooting

Case Number: 07-TFI-253

TORONTO (24 December, 2007) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the injury sustained by a 17-year-old Toronto male on December 21, 2007.

At 8:45 p.m. the Toronto Police Service (TPS) was called to a Shoppers Drug Mart on Keele St. in response a robbery in progress. A male fled the scene prior to the police arriving. He was later located by a member of the TPS in a laneway in the area of Keele St. south of St. Clair. During his interaction with the officer he was shot. The male was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The SIU has assigned four field investigators and three forensic identification technicians to probe the circumstances surrounding this occurrence.

The SIU is asking that anyone who witnessed this incident to contact them at 416-622-0748 or 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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SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342