Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

May 28, 2005 10:13 ET

SIU Investigates Fatal Shooting in Toronto

Attention: News Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - May 28, 2005) - Eight investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of a man.

At approximately 11:02 p.m. on May 27, 2005, Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers responded to a 911 trouble call from a woman at 1898 Sheppard Avenue West. Police, fire and emergency medical personnel were dispatched to the call. Upon arrival, a woman was found outside of the house suffering from serious stab wounds. Police officers entered the home and found a second woman also suffering what appeared to be fatal stab wounds. While inside the house, a TPS officer was involved in a confrontation with a 34-year-old man, resulting in shots being fired. The man was struck and died this morning at approximately 3:00 a.m. in hospital.

The SIU has designated 1 subject and 7 witness officers from the TPS. Investigators are canvassing for witnesses and the SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information to call the Unit at 416-622-1957.

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates circumstances involving police and civilians which have resulted in serious injury, sexual assault or death. Under Part VII, Section 113, of the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU has the sole authority to decide whether or not charges are warranted based on the findings of a complete investigation. The Director's decision is reported to the Attorney General.

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Rose Bliss
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de telephone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529
IN: JUSTICE

Contact Information

  • Rose Bliss, Communications Manager, Special Investigations Unit
    Primary Phone: 416-622-2342