Ontario Premier Doug Ford urged folks in Malton to let the province’s police watchdog full its investigation into the capturing loss of life of 62-year-old Ejaz Choudry on Saturday, as leaders within the father of 4’s group name for a full public inquiry.
“None of us know the precise particulars till the (Particular Investigations Unit) completes its investigation, my coronary heart and prayers exit to the household that misplaced a liked one, it doesn’t matter what occurred,” Ford mentioned Monday. “It is a horrible state of affairs, it’s unlucky, however let’s see what the report says as a result of I simply don’t imagine in pointing fingers till we get the small print, as a result of the small print will inform the story.”
Choudry was in his residence within the space of Goreway and Morning Star drives at 5 p.m. when a relative called an ambulance for him because he was having a mental health episode.
A nephew of Choudry’s mentioned the paramedics approached his house, noticed he had a knife in his hand, after which referred to as police.
Everybody else within the residence left when police arrived, and for some time period after that police and Choudry’s family members urged him to go away the residence, however he refused.
Family members of Choudry instructed CP24 that he was terrified of the cops’ uniforms and weapons, a reality they relayed to police.
Officers then went to the entrance door of Choudry’s residence and tried to interrupt it down, whereas different officers armed with handguns, stun weapons, and a projectile launcher able to hurling 37mm plastic canisters went to Choudry’s balcony.
The officers on the balcony have been seen on mobile phone video getting into a display screen door.
The Particular Investigations Unit (SIU) says the officers fired a number of canisters and a stun gun, however these didn’t subdue Choudry.
An officer then fired at Choudry and he was pronounced lifeless on the scene.
A number of family members of Choudry mentioned they noticed that little was accomplished to de-escalate the state of affairs earlier than pictures have been fired.
The officers concerned shouted instructions in English, a language the person didn’t perceive.
The Muslim Council of Peel is demanding a public inquiry into Choudry’s loss of life as a result of they are saying they don’t have belief that the SIU will give the household the solutions they deserve.