Ontario ombudsman to review police shooting of 18-year-old Toronto man

TORONTO – Ontario’s ombudsman says his office will be reviewing the case of a young man who died after being shot by police in Toronto.

Andre Marin has said in a Tweet that Sammy Yatim’s death will be discussed Tuesday.

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the incident that took place early Saturday morning.

The SIU says officers were investigating a man on a city streetcar when there was some sort of altercation between the man and police.

The SIU says the man was subsequently taken to hospital with a gunshot wound and died. Few other details have been released but friends have identified the man as 18-year-old Yatim.

The incident, which appears to have been captured on video by witnesses, has sparked outrage on Twitter at what some call unnecessary police force.


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