SIU Continues Investigation into Shooting in Northeast Toronto



    TORONTO, March 26 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is
continuing its investigation into a police involved shooting that occurred in
northeast Toronto on March 25, 2008.
    SIU investigators have positively identified the 50-year-old Toronto man
that was shot by a Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer. However, the man's
identity is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin. He underwent
surgery at Sunnybrook Hospital for life-threatening injuries and is presently
in stable condition.
    SIU investigators have determined that the man was struck by more than
one bullet.
    Two more TPS officers have been identified as witness officers.
    The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact
the Lead Investigator, Mr. Wide, at 416-622-1957 or 1-800-787-8529 extension
No.1957.

    The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates cases of serious injuries
    (including allegations of sexual assault) and deaths involving the
    police. Pursuant to section 113 of the Police Services Act, the Director
    of the SIU is mandated to consider whether a criminal offence has been
    committed by an officer(s) in connection with the incident under
    investigation and, where warranted by the evidence, to cause a criminal
    charge or charges to be laid against the officer(s). The Director reports
    the results of investigations to the Attorney General.





For further information:

For further information: Frank Phillips, SIU Communications, Service des
communications, UES, Telephone, No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or, ou
1-800-787-8529, www.siu.on.ca

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