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News Release

SIU Investigating Police-Involved Shooting in Etobicoke

Case Number: 19-TFI-070

Mississauga, ON (7 April, 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a police-involved shooting this morning in Etobicoke that resulted in an injury to an 18-year-old man.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 6 a.m. on April 7, 2019, Toronto Police Service officers attended an apartment at 235 Sherway Gardens Road to execute a search warrant. 
  • Shortly after officers entered a 5th floor apartment unit, there was an interaction between officers and a man. 
  • A police-issued firearm was discharged, and the man was struck in the arm. 
  • The man was taken to hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound.

Four investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this investigation. 

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, 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