News Release

SIU Investigating Man’s Death in Toronto

Case Number: 18-TCD-220

Mississauga, ON (23 July, 2018) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 29-year-old man last night in Toronto.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 10 p.m. on July 22, 2018, a man walking along Danforth Avenue fired shots at groups of people several times. Several people were struck. Two civilians were fatally injured.
  • Officers located the man on Bowden Street and an exchange of gunfire took place.
  • The man fled the area and was located, deceased, on Danforth Avenue.

At this time, six investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident. 

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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