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News Release

SIU Investigates Shooting in Toronto

Case Number: 09-TCI-085

Mississauga (10 June, 2009) --- Four investigators and three forensic investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing the circumstances surrounding the gunshot injury sustained by a 17 year old male at a Toronto shopping centre.

The Toronto Police Service (TPS) contacted the SIU on April 16, 2009 3:28 p.m. TPS reported that at 12:59 p.m. one of their officers responded to a call at Yorkdale Mall to assist two members of the mall security. A male was subsequently located and arrested. During the arrest a firearm the male had in his possession discharged. The bullet struck one of the mall security personnel. The security member who was wearing body armour sustained no injuries.

The male was taken to 32 Division TPS for processing. Once at the police station it was discovered that the male had a gunshot wound to his leg. The male was taken to Sunnybrook Hospital for treatment.

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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342