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News Release

SIU Investigates Toronto Shooting

Case Number: 05-TFI-109

TORONTO (27 July, 2005) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances of a shooting involving the Toronto Police Service (TPS).

The shooting occurred at about 6:55 a.m. this morning after police responded to a family dispute call at a home on Havenbrook Boulevard. A woman had called police for help after a family member started acting in a threatening manner.

Officers found the man in Havenbrook Park and became involved in a confrontation with him, resulting in shots being fired. The 32-year-old man was struck in the chest and is at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. His injuries are not considered to be life threatening at this time.

The SIU has designated one subject and four witness officers. Investigators are processing the shooting scene and canvassing the surrounding area for witnesses. Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact the Unit at 416-622-1925 or 1-800-787-8529.

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