SIU investigating police-involved shooting in North York
Published Saturday, March 5, 2016 8:44AM EST
Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating after a 30-year-old man was fatally shot by Toronto police officers on Friday night.
The incident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. outside a residence on Bayview Avenue, south of Steeles Avenue.
In a statement issued Saturday morning, the Ontario Special Investigations Unit said police were involved in a “confrontation” with the man, during which several of the officers discharged their firearms.
The man was rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact them at 1-800-787-8529.
The SIU is an arm’s-length organization that investigates police incidents involving death or injury.
A logo for Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is pictured. (Tom Stefanac)