Cop who shot Australian dead in Minnesota had two years' experience

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 04:19:10 AM. Officials in Minnesota are investigating why an Australian woman was shot and killed over the weekend by a police officer.
Video: Minneapolis neighbourhood grappling with shooting of Australian woman (ABC News) The US police officer who shot dead Australian woman Justine Damond in a Minneapolis alley has been identified as having little more than two years' experience on the force. Officer Mohammed Noor shot Ms Damond more than once from the passenger seat of his police vehicle. "We take this seriously with great compassion for all persons who are being touched by this," his attorney Tom Plunkett told Minneapolis TV station WCCO. Mr Plunkett confirmed his client fired at the 40-year-old Australian bride-to-be, according to WCCO. Ms Damond called police just before midnight on Saturday after hearing a possible assault taking place in an alley behind her Minneapolis home and 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, another Minneapolis TV station, KSTP, reported. A mobile phone was reportedly found near Ms Damond's body. Video: Australian woman shot dead by police in Minneapolis (Image - LinkedIn: Justine Ruszczyk) (ABC News) The shooting has shattered Ms Damond's family and friends in Australia and the US and outraged residents of Minneapolis and adjoining St Paul who are still reeling from other high-profile police shootings. Ms Damond's American fiance Don Damond thanked family and friends around the world "for the...Read more
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