A 45-year-old man is dead and the province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after an officer-involved shooting in the city’s west end.
Paramedics said the incident happened shortly after midnight on Gilbert Avenue, in the Eglinton Avenue West and Caledonia Road area.
— Kris McCusker (@Kris680NEWS) July 5, 2015
Police were called to the scene for reports of a man armed with a hammer and identified him at Andrew Loku, 45, from Toronto.
— Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) July 5, 2015
The SIU said there was an interaction between the officers and a man, and one officer fired his gun.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
SIU is investigating shooting death of 45yo man early this morning on Gilbert Avenue in Toronto. More info to be release later.
— SIU (@SIUOntario) July 5, 2015
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.