Woman calls 911, gets killed by Minneapolis police, source says


"Basically my mum's dead because a police officer shot her for reasons I don't know".

A Minneapolis police officer fatally shot a woman after she allegedly called 911 for help.

Damond had moved from Sydney to Minneapolis with plans to marry her fiancee, Don Damond.

The BCA said in a press release later in the morning an officer fired a weapon, and a woman was killed.

However, police said the officer's body worn cameras and a camera in their squad auto had been switched off at the time of the shooting which may hamper the investigation.

Justine Damond, 40, reportedly called police to report a sexual assault before an officer fired his gun from the passenger seat of the squad vehicle.

An #Australian woman, who hated the gun culture in the #United States, called 911 on Saturday to report a possible assault.

"Like you, I have a lot of questions".

Image Justine Damond an Australian woman who was shot dead by police in Minneapolis Saturday
Justine Damond via Instagram

BCA tells ABC News they will not be releasing the 911 call until the conclusion of the investigation.

The fiance of an Australian woman who died at the hands of Minnesota police says he and her family have been given nearly no information about what happened. Noor and the other officer, identified by the Star Tribune as 25-year-old Matthew Harrity, have been placed on administrative leave, per standard department policy. Just four minutes later, officers on the scene reported they had opened fire. She was set to marry Don Damond next month, she already took his last name.

The woman's family in Australia released a statement through the country's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, saying it's a "very hard time", according to NBC News.

Investigators are seeking video of the incident.

Ruszczyk was originally from Australia, though she was a U.S. citizen because her father holds USA citizenship, the source who knew her said.

Damond and her fiancé lived in the 5000 block of Washburn, neighbors told the StarTribune. Mr. Damon was on a business trip at the time. Damond owned a meditation and life-coaching company, according to her personal website.

"Sadly, her family and I have been provided with nearly no additional information from law enforcement regarding what happened after police arrived".

A vigil for Ms Damond held on Sunday attracted hundreds of people.

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