News Release

SIU Continues Investigation into Toronto Police-Involved Shooting

Case Number: 21-TFI-118   

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Mississauga, ON (18 April, 2021) ---
Investigators with the province’s Special Investigations Unit continue to probe the circumstances surrounding a police-involved shooting that occurred earlier in the week in Toronto.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 7 a.m. on April 13, 2021, officers were dispatched to 275 Shuter Street to conduct a mental health check on a 54-year-old man.
  • Officers left the 4th floor unit, and additional officers were sent to the address.
  • When the second group of officers attended, the man opened the door and was in possession of a knife. An interaction ensued and two officers discharged their firearms. The man was struck. 
  • First aid was provided to the man at the scene. He was transported to hospital and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

Two investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. Two subject officials and five witness officials 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.

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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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