Halton police officer cleared in shooting of Toronto man
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The Special Investigations Unit has cleared a Halton regional police officer of wrongdoing in the shooting of a 51-yearold man who allegedly shot a lawyer in downtown Toronto. The police watchdog agency says undercover Halton officers were monitoring Grayson Delong — who was a suspect in several robberies in Burlington, Ont. — in September 2016.
The SIU says the undercover officers followed Delong to downtown Toronto on Sept. 20, 2016.
The SIU says Delong was shot by police minutes after he allegedly shot prominent criminal defence lawyer J. Randall Barrs several times in the legs outside his law office. Barrs was injured but survived. Delong, who was also injured, faces 15 charges in the incident, including attempted murder, and is set to appear in court on June 9. The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.