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News Release

No Grounds to Lay Charges in Relation to Fatal Shooting in Scarborough

Case Number: 18-TFD-172

Mississauga, ON (25 April, 2019) ---
Shortly after midnight on June 7, 2018, Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers responded to a Scarborough pub after an off-duty officer reported that a man in the pub was in possession of a firearm. Officers located the man sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. The officers approached the vehicle, ordering commands for the man to get out of the car. The man ignored the commands and, when one of the officers opened the driver’s side door, the man pulled out a handgun. There was an exchange of gunfire, and the man was struck. Then Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any TPS officer in relation to the man’s death.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.siu.on.ca/en/directors_reports.php. 


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