Justine Damond and Officer Mohamed Noor

Justine Damond and Officer Mohamed NoorOfficer Mohamed Noor shot the 40-year-old bride-to-be more than once from the passenger seat of his police vehicle. The US police officer who shot dead Australian woman Justine Damond in a Minneapolis alley had little more than two years' experience on the force. Ms Damond called police just before midnight on Saturday after hearing a possible assault taking place in an alley behind her Minneapolis home. She was in her pyjamas when she approached Noor's police vehicle.

Mr Noor, the first Somali-American officer at Minneapolis' 5th Precinct, was in the passenger seat and fired multiple times across his partner at Ms Damond, Minneapolis TV station KSTP reported. A mobile phone was reportedly found near Ms Damond's body. The moments immediately after the shooting were recorded over police radio. One of the officers told dispatch that shots had been fired and asked for medical assistance. "Shots fired. Can we get EMS Code 3 to Washburn and 51st Street. We have one down."

Justine Damond and Officer Mohamed NoorA Code 3 is a call for vehicles to respond using their lights and sirens. The officer told dispatch they were starting CPR on the victim, before adding: "There are no suspects at large". The officer then asked where their back-up was, to which the dispatcher responded: "EMS is coming, rescue is coming." The dispatcher confirmed police had heard the sound of shots being fired in the west, and two shots had been heard in the east. Another officer then said: "We heard those sounds from the station, those were probably aerial fireworks."

Mr Noor was sued earlier this year after a May 25 incident in which he and other officers took a woman to the hospital on a mental health hold. The lawsuit claims Mr Noor and the other officers violated the woman's rights when they entered her home without her permission and Mr Noor grabbed her wrist and upper arm. Mr Noor relaxed his grip when the woman said she had a previous shoulder injury, the lawsuit says.
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