The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating two separate deaths Saturday involving Toronto police.
Officers first responded to a Church St. residence around 11:30 p.m. to receive reports of a 34-year-old man armed with a pistol.
When authorities arrived, the man had barricaded himself in the unit.
Police found the man in medical distress upon entering the unit and he died shortly thereafter.
In the second instance, Toronto Police responded to a residence in Castledene Cres. in Scarborough that same night around 7:27 pm for an unknown trouble call.
A police negotiator contacted the man, who reportedly suffered a serious injury and received first aid until paramedics arrived.
The man was taken to the hospital where he died.
In both cases, four investigators and two forensics have been assigned.
Autopsies are scheduled for Monday.
Anyone who may have information on any of the incidents should contact the SIU at 1-800-787-8529, and those with video evidence should submit their images via the SIU website.
The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault, and / or the discharge of a firearm at an individual.
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