Man shot by police officer, SIU investigating
Ten investigators from the province's Special Investigations Unit are looking into a police shooting at an east end apartment building that sent one man to hospital.
Five constables from the Toronto Police Service responded to a call from a tenant at shortly after 2 am. The tenant said he was being threatened by a neighbour.
According to the SIU, the officer became involved in an altercation with the neighbour who was allegedly wielding a sword. The suspect allegedly charged towards the officers.
One officer fired his gun at the suspect. The man sustained a gunshot wound to the hand.
The 52-year old victim was taken to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre where he is still being treated.
A representative for the SIU said it is too early to determine the full extent of the man's injuries.
"An investigator is at the hospital to monitor the man's condition but at this time none of the injuries are deemed life threatening," Rose Bliss from the SIU stated.
The SIU has designated one officer as the subject of the investigation and five others as witnesses.
Their forensic team is still at the scene collecting evidence.
With files from The Canadian Press