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News Release

SIU Continues Investigation into Toronto Shooting

Case Number: 11-TFI-008

Mississauga (12 January, 2011) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the firearm injuries sustained by a man early this morning in the city’s west end.

The Toronto Police Service (TPS) contacted the SIU today 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 man underwent surgery and is presently recovering in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

The SIU has designated one officer as a subject officer and nine officers as witness officers.  Four civilian witnesses have been interviewed.

The SIU is asking anyone who may have information regarding this case 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