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SIU Investigating Fatal Police-involved Shooting in Scarborough

Numéro du dossier: 19-TFD-147

Mississauga, ON (25 juin 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 21-year-old man tonight in Scarborough.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • In the evening hours of June 25, 2019, Toronto Police Service officers were investigating the driver of a vehicle.
  • At approximately 8 p.m. in the area of Midland Avenue and Midwest Road, the officers attempted to stop the vehicle.
  • Instead, the vehicle moved forward and struck an officer.
  • Another police officer discharged his firearm at the vehicle multiple times and the man was struck.
  • The man was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
  • The police officer who was struck by the vehicle was transported to hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.

Five investigators and three 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.

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