The Special Investigations Unit has invoked their mandate after a 30-year-old man was fatally shot in North York on Friday.
The shooting took place outside of a women’s shelter that provides assistance to women aged 25 years and older.
Police said there was a confrontation between several officers and a man. Officers discharged their firearms and a 30-year-old man was struck.
“I can tell you three subject officers were designated and those three officers were the ones that discharged their firearms,” said SIU spokesman Jason Gennaro.
The man was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition but later succumbed to his injuries.
Police notified the public almost two hours after the shooting.
Officer involved shooting at Bayview Ave/Brenham Cres. SIU has invoked their mandate, by law we cannot comment.^adc
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Carolyn Young, director of the women’s shelter said the women have been through enough.
“Respect the privacy and vulnerability of the women that we serve here, they’ve been traumatized enough,” said Young. “We just want to help them heal and work through what has happened.”
Three subject officers and nine witness officers are part of the SIU investigation.
The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact police.
Bayview Avenue has reopened after it was closed between Cummer Avenue and Newton Drive for the investigation.