News Release

SIU Investigating After Toronto Police Officer Shoots Man in Oshawa

Case Number: 22-TFI-185   

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Mississauga, ON (20 July, 2022) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a Toronto Police Service officer shot a man this morning in Oshawa.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At about 6 a.m. on July 20, 2022, Toronto Police Service officers executed multiple warrants as part of an ongoing investigation at a residence near Simcoe Street North and Windfields Farm Drive West in Oshawa. 
  • During an interaction outside the residence, one officer shot his firearm and struck a man.
  • Paramedics took the man to hospital where he remains.
Five investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. 

One subject official and two witness officials have been designated at this time.

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