Shooting of young Toronto man sparks outrage
TORONTO (AP) - Toronto's police chief said on Monday that multiple investigations are looking into the circumstances surrounding the police shooting of an armed man in an empty vehicle that was caught on video.
The shooting, posted on YouTube, has sparked outrage in Canada's largest city, with some calling it unnecessary police force.
Video shows Sammy Yatim, 18, holding a knife inside the vehicle with police outside. Yatim goads police while officers yell: "Drop your knife!" Shortly after, three shots are fired. After a pause, six more shots are fired. A Taser is also later used on Yatim.
Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is examining the early Saturday morning shooting. The SIU says Yatim died from multiple gunshot wounds.