SIU Investigates Shooting in Toronto



    TORONTO, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is
investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a man in Toronto
by a Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer late last evening.
    The TPS advised the SIU that at 10:09 p.m., Monday September 3, 2007, two
officers in a police car pursued a Honda automobile from Shuter Street to
Dundas St. The pursued car turned east on Dundas St. In the area of River St.
there was at least one shot fired by the officers. The driver of the pursued
car, who was by himself, was struck by a shot.
    The driver was taken to hospital and is undergoing surgery.
    This investigation is in its preliminary stages therefore there is no
additional information available at this time.
    The SIU has assigned six field investigators and three forensic
technicians to investigate the circumstances of this incident.
    The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact
the Lead Investigator at 416-622-2038 or 1-800-787-8529 extension 2038.

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

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