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News Release

SIU Investigates Fatal Shooting in Toronto

Case Number: 05-TFD-080

TORONTO (28 May, 2005) --- Eight investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of a man.

At approximately 11:02 p.m. on May 27, 2005, Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers responded to a 911 trouble call from a woman at 1898 Sheppard Avenue West. Police, fire and emergency medical personnel were dispatched to the call. Upon arrival, a woman was found outside of the house suffering from serious stab wounds. Police officers entered the home and found a second woman also suffering what appeared to be fatal stab wounds. While inside the house, a TPS officer was involved in a confrontation with a 34-year-old man, resulting in shots being fired. The man was struck and died this morning at approximately 3:00 a.m. in hospital.

The SIU has designated 1 subject and 7 witness officers from the TPS. Investigators are canvassing for witnesses and the SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information to call the Unit at 416-622-1957.

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