Justine Ruszczyk Damond died after being shot by a Minneapolis police officer late Saturday night, according to the state's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Around 11:30 p.m. CT Saturday, two Minneapolis police officers responded to a 911 call of a possible assault in south Minneapolis. Ms.Damond, dressed in her pajamas, reportedly approached the driver’s side window of the police car when it arrived in the alley, and that's when officer Mohamed Noor shot across his partner at Ms. Damond more than once, from the passenger seat. According to the bureau, the two officers did not have their body cameras turned on, nor did the squad camera record the fatal shooting.
Late Sunday afternoon, Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges and Assistant Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said they had few other details to share. Arradondo said following the 911 call, officers were dispatched on an "unknown trouble" call. He said officers arrived at the address and when it became a shooting he alerted the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), which now leads the investigation. Mayor Hodges said at a press conference ; there are still many questions about what took place, and while the investigation is still in its early stages, I am asking the BCA to release as much information, as quickly as they are able to.”
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