11/14/2013 08:56 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST

Police inquest: Witness in Michael Eligon shooting testifies

The eyewitness who says he saw police shoot and kill Michael Eligon last February testified at an inquest today into the 29-year-old man's death.

Barrie White told CBC's Stephanie Matteis that Eligon was "walking zombie-like towards a line of police," but that he didn't seem threatening at the time. Eligon was shot while holding a pair of scissors. He was one of among three mentally ill people shot dead and now at the centre of a police inquest.

To watch Matteis's full report, click on the video player above.