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News Release

SIU Investigates a Non-Fatal Police Shooting in York Region

Case Number: 11-OFI-144

Mississauga (22 July, 2011) --- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a police investigation in Aurora that resulted in a man being taken to hospital with a gunshot wound.

The York Regional Police Service (YRPS) notified the SIU of the following:

•On Thursday July 21st, 2011 at approximately 9:20 PM YRPS officers were conducting a robbery investigation in the area of Leslie St. and Wellington St. E.. in Aurora.

•During the interaction, the man was shot by police;

•The male is being treated at Sunnybrook Hospital.

The SIU has assigned five investigators and three forensic investigators to probe the circumstance of this incident. 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. 

Frank Phillips, frank.phillips@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342