The police officer that shot and killed Australian woman Justine Damond on Saturday night in Minneapolis has been revealed.
The 40 year old was shot multiple times outside her home by cop Mohammed Noor.
Noor’s lawyer, Tom Plunkett, spoke to CBS and confirmed that the officer had shot Ms. Damond. He is suspended while the investigation is being carried out.
“We take this seriously with great compassion for all persons who are being touched by this,” he said.
According to the Daily Mail, reports indicate that Ms. Damond was shot dead outside her home in an alley while wearing her pyjamas.
The incident occurred at 11:30pm after she had called 911 for a noise complaint and possible assault in the alley way. She was speaking to officers in to the drivers-side window when the cop in the passengers seat shot at her.
The Star Tribune reported that neighbors arrived out to find police trying to revive Ms. Damond as she lay on the ground.
Ms. Damond’s family, who are based in Australia, released a statement through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on Monday afternoon.
“This is a very difficult time for our family. We are trying to come to terms with this tragedy and to understand why this has happened,” they said.
“We will not make any further comment or statement and ask that you respect our privacy.”
Justine Damond was set to marry fiancé Don Damond in August and become step-mom to his 22 year old son. The son and fiancé were not at home at the time of the shooting.
Our thoughts are with Ms. Damond family at this difficult time.