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News Release

SIU Investigating Firearm Death in Toronto

Case Number: 16-TCD-192

Toronto, ON (24 July, 2016) ---
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating an interaction between two persons and Toronto Police in which a man suffered a firearm injury and has died.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Just before 6:00 a.m., Toronto Police received a call about a possible shooting in the area of 55 Howard Park Avenue. 
  • Officers arrived and found a 30-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman near that address.
  • At that time, the man suffered a firearm injury.  He was transported to St. Michael’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
  • The woman also suffered a serious injury and was taken to the same hospital.      
    
Six investigators and two 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, jason.gennaro@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-641-1897 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 1897