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SIU Investigating Police-Involved Shooting in Toronto

Numéro du dossier: 19-TFI-254

Mississauga, ON (26 octobre 2019) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting that occurred this morning in Toronto.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 3:50 a.m., an individual contacted police to report a road rage incident, and that the driver of the other vehicle might be armed. 
  • Officers located the vehicle of interest in a Tim Hortons drive-thru in the area of Jane Street and Falstaff Avenue. 
  • There was an interaction with the 29-year-old driver and a police officer discharged his firearm multiple times. The man was struck. He was taken to hospital for treatment. 

Six investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to this case. At this time, one subject officer and six 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