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Communiqué de presse

SIU Investigating Police-Involved Shooting in Vaughan

Numéro du dossier: 19-OFI-193

Mississauga, ON (13 août 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting that occurred tonight in Vaughan.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 8:15 p.m. on August 13, 2019, York Regional Police (YRP) officers identified a stolen vehicle traveling westbound on Steeles Avenue West, east of Islington Avenue, and attempted to stop it.
  • Shortly after, the vehicle became involved in a collision with a civilian vehicle.
  • There was a confrontation between YRP officers and the driver of the stolen vehicle.
  • One officer discharged his firearm and the man was struck. He was transported to hospital where he remains in serious condition.

Five investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to this incident. At this time, one subject officer and five witness officers have been designated.

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