News Release

SIU Investigating Fatal Police-Involved Shooting in Toronto

Case Number: 20-TFD-098

Mississauga, ON (30 April, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal police-involved shooting of a 30-year-old man today in Toronto.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 12:15 p.m. on April 30, 2020, Toronto Police Service officers were dispatched to the Best Western Hotel located at 50 Norfinch Drive in Toronto. They had received information that there was a man in a vehicle in the parking lot who was in possession of weapons.
  • Officers located the vehicle of interest. As an officer exited his cruiser, the man also exited his vehicle.
  • There was an interaction and the officer discharged his firearm multiple times, resulting in the man being struck.
  • The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this time, four investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. One subject officer and three witness officers have been designated. The post-mortem will be conducted tomorrow morning in Toronto.

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 an independent civilian 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