News Release

SIU Investigating Police-Involved Shooting in Etobicoke

Case Number: 19-PFI-247

Mississauga, ON (9 October, 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting that occurred earlier today in Etobicoke.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 1:45 p.m. on October 9, 2019, Ontario Provincial Police officers attempted to stop a Mercedes-Benz sedan in the area of Berry Road and Cloverhill Road as the 26-year-old driver was wanted on an outstanding warrant.
  • When the man drove towards a police cruiser, an OPP officer discharged his firearm multiple times at the Mercedes-Benz.
  • The driver of the Mercedes-Benz was struck and taken to hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.

Four investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or an allegation 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 investigations to the Attorney General.

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