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News Release

SIU Investigates Shooting in Toronto

Case Number: 09-TFI-074

Mississauga (10 June, 2009) --- Eight investigators and three forensic investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing the circumstances surrounding a police shooting involving the Toronto Police Service (TPS) at an east Toronto address.

The TPS contacted the SIU April 2, 2009 at 10:55 a.m. and reported that a 9-1-1 call had been received from an occupant in an apartment at 30 Eppleworth Road. The caller said there was a man there with a knife and a woman was at risk. Two uniform officers arrived at the apartment and interacted with a man. During this interaction a police firearm was discharged at least once and the man was struck. One of the officers received serious knife wounds. A woman was found deceased at the scene, but her death is the subject of a separate investigation by the TPS.

A 38 year old man was taken to Sunnybrook Hospital by ambulance where he underwent surgery for a gunshot wound. Both officers were taken to Sunnybrook Hospital by ambulance for treatment.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Lead Investigator at 416-622-1988 or 1-800-787-8529 extension #1988.

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. 

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