07/29/2013

Video: Police fatally shoot knife-wielding teen on bus

Witnesses are questioning why 9 shots were fired at the teen, who approached police with a knife and ignored orders

The Toronto Star

TORONTO, Canada — The Toronto police shooting of an 18-year-old wielding a knife on an empty streetcar has left a family shattered and renewed questions about police procedure in "crisis" situations.

Sammy Yatim died of a gunshot wound in hospital after officers fired at least nine shots into the streetcar early Saturday. New witness video shows Yatim standing alone near the front of the TTC vehicle, brandishing a small knife, before police open fire.

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