17-year-old dies in apparent police shooting in Toronto

By C.H. Wilson, CNN (CNN) — A 17-year-old boy was killed by police in suburban Toronto, police said on Thursday, in the latest incident involving officers shooting a civilian. The shooting happened Wednesday night…

17-year-old dies in apparent police shooting in Toronto

By C.H. Wilson, CNN

(CNN) — A 17-year-old boy was killed by police in suburban Toronto, police said on Thursday, in the latest incident involving officers shooting a civilian.

The shooting happened Wednesday night in Brampton, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said. The teen, identified by the family as Arman Shaheed Choudhury, was not armed when he was shot, Saunders said. He was shot after he had aimed and fired a gun at police, the chief said.

“I was made aware tonight (Thursday) that the pathologist has determined that the deceased was killed by multiple gunshot wounds,” Saunders said.

Choudhury’s family say he was running from officers who were on foot when he was shot, according to CNN affiliate CBC News.

“My brother got shot in the face and my other brother got shot in the arm,” the family’s sister, Muna Sarki told CBC. “Police are running up and down the street chasing my brother down. My brother has a mentally handicapped brother. My brother is walking away, ignoring them and they fire on him and kill him.”

The identities of the officers involved have not been released. Both officers have been placed on restricted duty during the investigation, Saunders said.

Mayor John Tory said the incident was tragic and had a ripple effect on police and community relations.

“The unfortunate circumstances of this week raise many questions. Two young men died — both young men who had in the past month been doing well, had families who loved them and who had bright futures ahead of them,” Tory said.

“On behalf of the entire city, I would like to offer my condolences to the families and friends of these two young men. This is a sad time for our city and a time when all of us as we think about how we can be better neighbors in Brampton.”

Saunders said he would not comment on the circumstances leading up to the shooting, citing the ongoing investigation.

CNN contacted the Brampton police but has not received a response.

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