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News Release

SIU Continues Investigation into Shooting in Northeast Toronto

Case Number: 08-TFI-043

TORONTO (26 March, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into a police involved shooting that occurred in northeast Toronto on March 25, 2008.

SIU investigators have positively identified the 50-year-old Toronto man that was shot by a Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer. However, the man's identity is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin. He underwent surgery at Sunnybrook Hospital for life-threatening injuries and is presently in stable condition.

SIU investigators have determined that the man was struck by more than one bullet

Two more TPS officers have been identified as witness officers.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Lead Investigator, Mr. Wide, at 416-622-1957 or 1-800-787-8529 extension #1957.

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