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News Release

SIU Investigating Shooting in Toronto

Case Number: 11-TFI-008

Mississauga (12 January, 2011) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) was contacted today by the Toronto Police Service (TPS) at 7:24 a.m.  The TPS reported that they had stopped a vehicle in the area of Keele St. and Annette St. that was wanted for an earlier fail-to-remain collision where a TPS officer was struck.  During the investigation of the driver a number of shots were fired by police.  The driver sustained gunshot injuries and was taken by ambulance to St. Mike’s Hospital in Toronto.

The SIU has dispatched twelve (12) investigators and four (4) forensic investigators.  In addition the SIU’s Mobile Command Unit was sent to the scene.
Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the Unit at 416-622-0748 or 1-800-787-8529.

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