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SIU rules York police shooting accidental

TORONTO, Ont. – It’s been ruled that a shooting by a York Regional Police officer this summer was an accident.

On July 21, the officer responded to an armed robbery just north of Toronto.

When the alleged robber did not obey orders to get down, the policeman passed his gun to his left hand in order to free up his dominant right hand to control the suspect.

That’s when his firearm went off and the bullet went through the officers right arm and fragments hit the suspect on the left side of his head, breaking his jaw.

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has deemed the discharge accidental and the officer will not be charged.

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