The province’s police oversight agency has begun an investigation after a man was shot in north Oshawa by a Toronto police officer Wednesday morning, July 20.
A man was shot during an “interaction” with police outside a residence in the area of Simcoe Street and Windfields Farm Drive around 6 am, according to information released by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU). The man was taken to the hospital, the SIU said.
The shooting arose during action by Toronto police in Oshawa, the SIU noted.
“Toronto Police Service officers executed multiple warrants as part of an ongoing investigation at a residence near Simcoe Street North and Windfields Farm Drive West in Oshawa,” the agency said in a media release. “During an interaction outside the residence, one officer shot his firearm and struck a man.”
The SIU investigates incidents of death or serious injury involving police, among other incidents. The agency has assigned five investigators and three forensic specialists to the Oshawa investigation.
Anyone with information about the incident, as well as video or photos, is asked to call the SIU at 1-800-787-8529 or https://siu.on.ca/en/appeals.php
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