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Human remains found near Toronto apartment where man was shot and killed by police

Last Updated Feb 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm EDT

SUI vehicle sitting outside apartment building after police-involved shooting in Toronto, ON on February 23, 2021. Mark Douglas | 680 NEWS

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has identified a man shot and killed by police during an interaction inside an apartment building near Dundas and Jarvis.

Officers responded to a call about a missing person, a woman, just before 4:00 a.m. Tuesday at an apartment on George Street.

The SIU says police were on the third floor when an interaction ensued with a resident leading to two officers discharging their firearms.

One man was shot as a result. He was transported to hospital and later succumbed to his injuries.

The SIU identified the victim as 45-year-old Gedi Ali Gedi. They say a post-mortem was conducted on Wednesday.

Police also announced that charges have been laid against another man in connection to an investigation of a missing woman.

They confirmed on Wednesday that investigators have discovered the remains of a human body. The remains have not yet been formally identified and the homicide unit has taken over the case.

They say 59-year-old Orson York of Toronto has been charged with indignity to a human body. He made a virtual court appearance on Tuesday.

The investigation into this matter is ongoing.

The police watchdog says five investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. Two subject officials and seven witness officials have been designated as a result.

Two police-issued firearms, two-edged weapons, and video evidence were located and collected from the scene.

The SIU is also urging anyone who may have information about their investigation to contact them.

The SIU invokes their mandate every time there is an incident involving police that results in serious injury, death, or sexual assault.

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