MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by police in Minneapolis (all times local):
The Minnesota police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman is offering condolences to her family.
Mohamed Noor was identified by his attorney earlier Monday as the Minneapolis officer who fired the shots that killed Justine Damond. Damond’s fiancé says she had called 911 Saturday night to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind their house.
Soon after, she was shot.
In a statement to WCCO-TV, the Somali-American officer says he came to the U.S. at a young age and appreciates the opportunities he’s gotten. He says he considers being a police officer a calling, and became one to serve and protect the community.
Noor’s attorney hasn’t returned calls from The Associated Press.
Damond’s death is being investigated by Minnesota’s state investigative agency.
The fiancé of an Australian woman who died at the hands of Minnesota police says he and her family have been given almost no information about what happened.
Don Damond says Justine Damond had called 911 Saturday night to report what she thought was an active sexual assault occurring nearby. Justine Damond was shot to death by one of the responding officers.
Damond says he and the family are “desperate for information.” He says “piecing together Justine’s last moments” would be “a small comfort.”
Justine Damond had already taken Damond’s last name professionally ahead of their wedding. The shooting is being investigated by Minnesota’s state investigative agency.
Local media are identifying the Minnesota police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman over the weekend as Mohamed Noor.
Justine Damond died late Saturday night in southwest Minneapolis shortly after family members say she called 911 to report a possible assault in the alley near her house.
Authorities haven’t identified the officers involved yet. But WCCO-TV, citing his attorney Tom…