SIU Investigates Shooting in Toronto



    TORONTO, April 2 /CNW/ - Eight investigators and three forensic
investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing the
circumstances surrounding a police shooting involving the Toronto Police
Service (TPS) at an east Toronto address this morning.
    The TPS contacted the SIU today at 10:55 a.m. and reported that a 9-1-1
call had been received from an occupant in an apartment at 30 Eppleworth Road.
The caller said there was a man there with a knife and a woman was at risk.
Two uniform officers arrived at the apartment and interacted with a man.
During this interaction a police firearm was discharged at least once and the
man was struck. One of the officers received serious knife wounds. A woman was
found deceased at the scene, but her death is the subject of a separate
investigation by the TPS.
    A 38 year old man was taken to Sunnybrook Hospital by ambulance where he
underwent surgery for a gunshot wound. Both officers were taken to Sunnybrook
Hospital by ambulance for treatment.
    The SIU is appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact
the Lead Investigator at 416-622-1988 or 1-800-787-8529 extension No. 1988.

    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

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