Justine Damond called 911 to report strange noises. When Minneapolis police arrived at her home, she went out to talk to them. Dressed in her pajamas, she approached the squad car and started talking to the officer who was driving. Without a word of warning the other police officer, who was sitting in the passenger seat, discharged his weapon. The bullet struck Damond, killing her.
The incident is still under investigation, but here’s what we know.
Justine Damond, originally from Sydney, Australia, was living with her son and fiance in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
She and her fiance were planning a wedding in August.
According to reports, the police officer who shot her has been identified as Officer Mohamed Noor, a Somali-American.
Noor joined the force in 2015 and had already had two outstanding complaints against him.
Mohamed Noor, the officer involved in the deadly shooting of Justine Damond, has two open complaints against him from '17. One '16 complaint
— Lou Raguse (@LouRaguse) July 17, 2017
Noor’s partner was described as ‘stunned’ at the scene of the shooting.
A Somali gunman, Mohamed Noor allegedly shot Aussie Justine Damond dead. This time though, the gunman was wearing a Minneapolis PD uniform pic.twitter.com/vqFCGSgPms
— Limuel Martine (@LIMUELMARTINE) July 17, 2017
The investigation continues.
Biz Pac Review reports:
The police officer who shot unarmed, white Australian woman Justine Damond has been identified.
Police sources have named the shooter as Officer Mohamed Noor, according to Kare 11.
The officer started on the force in 2015 and, at the time of the shooting, had two outstanding complaints against him, Kare 11’s Lou Raguse tweeted.