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News Release

SIU Investigating Shooting Death of Man in Scarborough

Case Number: 18-TFD-172

Mississauga, ON (7 June, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the police-involved shooting of a man today in Scarborough.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Shortly after midnight on June 7, 2018, Toronto Police Service officers responded to the area of Warden Avenue and Hymus Road in response to an armed man.
  • Upon arrival, officers located the man in a vehicle outside of a pub.
  • There was an exchange of gunfire between officers and the man, and the man was struck multiple times. He was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:41 a.m.
  • One officer was also struck and taken to hospital for treatment.

At this time, six investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident. Three subject officers and three witness officers have been designated. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

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