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Police shooting on Spadina Road

April 17th, 2015 · No Comments

Toronto Police responded to a call about a man with a knife near 140 Spadina Rd., just south of Dupont Avenue, at approximately 9 p.m. on Feb. 18. The armed man was shot when an exchange resulted between him and the officers shortly after they arrived at the scene.

The man, David Andrew Doucette, 49, was taken to St. Michael’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Initially, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) assigned four investigators and two forensic investigators to the case, but subsequent reports announced that seven investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to look into the incident and determine whether or not to lay criminal charges against the officers involved.

The SIU investigates every incident involving police in Ontario if someone has been seriously injured, dies, or alleges sexual assault.

When asked if the officers who witnessed the incident were co-operating with investigators, Monica Hudon, the SIU’s communications coordinator, replied that, “the officers have a duty to co-operate,” but declined to provide further comment due to the ongoing nature of the investigation.

Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-2150, or 1-800-787-8529 ext. 2150.

—Claire Kilpatrick/Gleaner News

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