News Release

SIU Investigating After Toronto Police Officer Shoots Man

Case Number: 23-TFI-058   

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SIU Charges Toronto Police Officer in Shooting of Man

Mississauga, ON (27 February, 2023) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a Toronto Police Service officer shot a man in Toronto this morning.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 8 a.m., officers were called to a park in the area of Black Creek Drive and Trethewey Drive for a report of a man with a knife threatening another man.
  • Officers arrived and located the man in the park. There was an interaction between the man and officers. Two officers discharged Conducted Energy Weapons. One officer shot the man.
  • Officers provided medical care for the man until paramedics arrived. An ambulance transported the man to hospital with serious injuries.
Four investigators and two 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:

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call the Affected Persons Program General Referral Line at 1-877-641-1897 or click here for more information:

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 Communications/Service des communications, UES