SIU issues update on Mount Albert investigation

The SIU will not be releasing the name of the 37-year-old man shot and killed by police in Mount Albert Saturday (Feb. 6) afternoon.

According to a media release, his name will not be released at the request of family.

York Regional Police officers were dispatched to a residence on Ridge Gate Crescent in Mount Albert for a weapons call around 2:30 p.m.

“Upon arrival, officers located a deceased woman at the front door of the residence,” the media release reads.

“Officers then entered the residence and became involved in an interaction with a man. Two officers discharged their firearms and the man was struck. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

Two children and a woman were transported to hospital for treatment of serious injuries. York Regional Police issued a media release Sunday noting that all three are expected to survive.

Five investigators and four forensic investigators have been assigned to the case by the SIU.

“A canvass of the area was completed in an attempt to locate evidence and potential witnesses. Three civilian witnesses were located and interviewed. Video footage was retrieved from two sources,” the update reads.

|Investigators are in possession of cartridge cases and projectiles seized at the scene, as well as use of force equipment – including firearms – from the two subject officials. These will be forwarded to the Centre of Forensic Sciences for further examination. A knife located at the scene was also secured.”

An officer that was designated as a witness official has been interviewed.

Two officers have been identified as subject officials.

“Subject officials are under no legal obligation to speak with the SIU but may if they choose to do so,” the media release notes.

%d bloggers like this: