Australian woman shot after Minnesota cops heard loud sound, officials say

The Minneapolis police officer who have shot and killed Australian female Justine Damond heard a noisy sound near his squad vehicle before firing the fatal photo, according to information released Tuesday simply by investigators.

Damond approached the motorists side window of the police automobile immediately after the two responding police officers noticed a loud sound.

The officer within the passenger seat, Mohamed Noor, terminated his weapons through the open motorists side window, according to the Minnesota Agency of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).

The official driving the car, Matthew Harrity, evaluated with the BCA, but Noor dropped to be interviewed.

Police in Minneapolis are usually re-evaluating their body camera policy, the particular city’s Assistant Chief Medaria Arradondo said at a press conference Wednesday night.

He said the city is 8 months into the department-wide rollout associated with body cameras and that the evaluation focuses on how often officers initialize them.

Noor has three complaints towards him on the force, according to information from the citys Office of Law enforcement Conduct Review. Two of the situations are pending, while the third has been dismissed without discipline.

According to the BCAs primary investigation, Noor and the officer traveling the car, Harrity, responded to a 911 call from Damond about a achievable assault near her home about 11: 30 pm Saturday evening.

Harrity said he was startled with a loud noise just before Damond contacted the drivers side window. That is when Noor fired his weapon, according to Harrity.

The officers did not switch on their body camera until after the capturing, and the incident wasnt captured upon squad car video either.

Harrity informed investigators the officers got from the car and gave Damond instant medical attention.

Harrity said that he and Noor saw a man, estimated to be in between 18 and 25, bicycling in the region before the shooting. That man ceased and watched as officers dealt with Damond. BCA agents are requesting that man, and any other possible witnesses, to come forward.