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Communiqué de presse

SIU Investigating Police-involved Shooting in Scarborough

Numéro du dossier: 20-TFI-008

Mississauga, ON (18 janvier 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a police-involved shooting today in Scarborough.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • On January 18, 2020, Toronto Police Service officers were observing a 37-year-old man who was a person of interest in an investigation.
  • Shortly after noon, officers in several unmarked vehicles proceeded to conduct a takedown of a red pickup truck being operated by the man on McCowan Road, south of Town Centre Court.
  • There was an interaction, and multiple officers discharged their firearms.
  • The man was struck multiple times. He was transported to hospital for treatment.

Five investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. 

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.

L’UES est un organisme indépendant qui enquête sur des rapports d’incidents impliquant des policiers et qui ont causé la mort ou une blessure grave, ou qui comportent des allégations d’agression sexuelle. En vertu de la Loi sur les services policiers, le directeur de l’UES est tenu :

  • de déterminer si un policier a commis un acte criminel lié à l’incident faisant l’objet de l’enquête;
  • compte tenu des éléments de preuve, de déposer une accusation au criminel contre le policier, le cas échéant, ou de fermer le dossier sans déposer un chef d’accusation;
  • de faire rapport des résultats de toute enquête au procureur général.

Read this news release in English.

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