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News Release

SIU Investigates Gunshot Injuries to Man in Toronto

Case Number: 11-TFI-163

Mississauga (7 August, 2011) --- Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a man in Toronto today. At 0715 Hrs, 7 August 2011, the Toronto Police Service (TPS) reported the following information to the SIU:

At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2011, TPS officers and York Region Police (YRP) officers became involved in a vehicle stop at Pharmacy and Conroy in Toronto. A man was wounded and has been taken to Hospital in Toronto for treatment.

Six investigators and three forensic investigators are investigating this incident. Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the Unit at 416-622-1886 or 1-800-787-8529 X 1886.

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