News Release

SIU Investigates Shooting in Scarborough

Case Number: 06-OVI-030

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TORONTO (23 February, 2006) --- Nine investigators, including three forensic identification technicians, from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are investigating the circumstances of a police shooting that occurred involving the Toronto Police Service (TPS).

On February 22, 2006, at about 11:10 p.m., TPS officers responded to Fanfare and East Avenues regarding an assault in progress involving four men. The officers arrived to the area and as part of their investigation, followed a 19-year-old man to East Avenue and Kirkdene Drive.

The police were involved in a confrontation with the man, resulting in one shot being fired by one officer. The man was struck in the abdomen area and taken to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre where he is currently in stable condition.

The SIU has designated the officer who discharged his firearm as a subject officer and nine witness officers from the TPS have also been designated.

The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-1886 or 1-800-787-8529 x1886.

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
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342