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News Release

SIU Updates Investigation into Fatal Shooting in Markham

Case Number: 05-OFD-162

TORONTO (19 October, 2005) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to investigate the circumstances of a fatal shooting involving the York Regional Police Service (YRPS).

On October 18, 2005, an YRPS officer fatally shot a 21-year-old man during a confrontation at an industrial complex in the area of Alden Road and Esna Park Drive in Markham. The deceased man has been identified as Jeffrey Black.

As part of the investigation, the SIU has now designated one subject and six witness officers from the YRPS. The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-2150 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