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Toronto police shoot teen nine times

A Toronto police officer was suspended with pay after he fatally shot a young man wielding a knife in an empty streetcar.

The shooting was caught on video and posted on YouTube.

The video shows 18-year-old Sammy Yatim holding a knife inside the streetcar. 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 later used on Yatim.

Hundreds of people in Canada's largest city protested and called it unnecessary police force.

A former Toronto police detective who saw the video said it appeared that "excessive" force had been used. Investigators were looking into the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

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