The jury has found Constable James Forcillo guilty of attempted murder in the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim.
He was found not guilty of second degree murder and not guilty of manslaughter.
An attempted murder conviction carries a minimum sentence of 4 years in prison, but no sentencing date has been set, and it’s unclear if either side will launch an appeal.
The 7 women and 4 men in the jury deliberated for 35 hours over 6 days.
The Crown argued that Forcillo acted as “a hot head and a bully” when he fired nine shots, hitting 18-year-old Sammy Yatim eight times aboard an empty streetcar in July of 2013.
The verdict means the jury focused on the second volley of shots that killed Yatim.
The defence had argued Forcillo was acting in self defence because he believed Yatim intended to use a small knife in his possession.
No Toronto police officer has ever been convicted of murder while on duty.