News Release

SIU Investigating Police-Involved Shooting Death of Man in Scarborough

Case Number: 22-TFD-136   

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Mississauga, ON (26 May, 2022) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after two Toronto Police Service officers fatally shot a man in Scarborough this afternoon.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 1:35 p.m. on May 26, 2022, Toronto Police Service officers responded to the area of East Avenue and Maberley Crescent for reports of a man carrying a firearm.
  • There was an interaction between officers and the man, and two officers shot at the man. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Four investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at: https://siu.on.ca/en/appeals.php

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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Kristy Denette, siu.media@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES