The officer involved in the shooting of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim on a Toronto streetcar early Saturday morning has been suspended, according to multiple media reports.

Yatim was shot on the empty streetcar after brandishing a knife in front of officers and yelling insults. Police told Yatim to drop the knife before shooting at him multiple times. He later died from his injuries.

Video of the incident has gone viral and prompted outrage.

Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair said Monday the force will do its utmost to get to the bottom of what happened.

The officer in question will continue to receive his salary, according to CBC.

More from The Canadian Press: TORONTO — Toronto police say an officer involved in the deadly shooting of a young man on a city streetcar over the weekend has been suspended.

Sammy Yatim, 18, was killed early Saturday morning following an altercation with police — an incident that has caused public outrage.

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing the incident, which was captured on video.

Chief Bill Blair says police will conduct a thorough investigation to find out how and why the young man was killed.

Toronto police spokesman Mark Pugash says the officer involved in the shooting has been suspended with pay.

A police union representative says the officer is "devastated" and overwhelmed by the magnitude of what happened.

A march is underway in Toronto this evening that calls for justice for Yatim and an end to what organizers call police violence.

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  • Sammy Yatim Protest, Vigil

    A crowd marches on Dundas Street in Toronto on Monday, July 29, 2013 where Sammy Yatim, 18, was shot nine times and killed by police early Saturday morning in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

  • A man screams at officers at Toronto Police 14 division as a vigil turns into a protest on Monday, July 29, 2013 for Sammy Yatim, 18, who was shot nine times and killed by police early Saturday morning in Toronto.

  • A man confronts officers at Toronto Police 14 division as a vigil turns into a protest on Monday, July 29, 2013 for Sammy Yatim, 18, who was shot nine times and killed by Police early Saturday morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

  • Sammy Yatim Protest, Vigil

    A person protests at Toronto Police 14 division as a vigil turns into a protest on Monday, July 29, 2013 for Sammy Yatim, 18, who was shot nine times and killed by police early Saturday morning in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

  • Sammy Yatim Protest, Vigil

    A person chants "Justice for Sammy" at a vigil on Monday, July 29, 2013 at Dundas Street and Bellwoods Avenue where Sammy Yatim, 18, was shot nine times and killed by Police early Saturday in Torontomorning when he was alone with a knife on a street car. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

  • A man shouts at officers at Toronto Police 14 division as a vigil turns into a protest on Monday, July 29, 2013 for Sammy Yatim, 18, who was shot nine times and killed by police early Saturday morning in Toronto.

  • Sammy Yatim Protest, Vigil

    Mother Sahar Bahadi is comforted as she sits next to sister Sarah Yatim at a vigil on Monday, July 29, 2013 at the spot where son and brother Sammy Yatim was shot nine times and killed by Police early Saturday morning in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

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    Mother Sahar Bahadi breaks down at a vigil on Monday, July 29, 2013 at the spot where her son Sammy Yatim, 18, was shot nine times and killed by Toronto Police early Saturday morning when he was alone with a knife on a street car. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

  • Sarah Yatim breaks down in the arms of her mother Sahar Bahadi at a vigil on Monday, July 29, 2013 at the spot where her brother Sammy Yatim, 18, was shot nine times and killed by Toronto Police early Saturday morning when he was alone with a knife on a street car.

  • Sammy Yatim Protest, Vigil

    Mother Sahar Bahadi, right, is comforted by her daughter Sarah Yatim, left, as they march on Monday, July 29, 2013 to the spot where their son and brother Sammy Yatim was killed by police early Saturday morning in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

  • A shirt with Sammy Yatim's picture is worn by a supporter at a vigil on Monday, July 29, 2013 in Toronto at the spot where the boy, 18, was shot nine times and killed by Police early Saturday morning in Toronto.

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