Damond was reportedly shot while in her pajamas, after walking to the driver's side of a police auto to talk to one of two responding officers, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper, which quoted three anonymous sources. They have both been placed on standard administrative leave while the shooting is under investigation.
Local TV station Wcco identified the officer who fired his weapon as Mohammed Noor, who joined the force in 2015 as the first member of the state's sizeable Somali immigrant community to become an officer in Minneapolis' fifth police district, where the shooting occurred.
Harrity responded with Noor to Damond's 911 call, about a potential assault behind her Fulton-area home. The probe into her shooting turned on Monday to why the officers' body cameras were not on at the time. She reportedly held dual citizenship in both the United States and Australia, as her father is a USA citizen.
Minneapolis Officer Mohamed Noor, 31, has two open complaints against him and was recently named in a lawsuit.
Minneapolis police policy says body cameras should be turned on prior to use of force "as soon as it is safe to do so" and during "any contact involving criminal activity".
Don Damond, whose name Justine had already taken ahead of their planned wedding, said "piecing together Justine's last moments" would be "a small comfort".
An autopsy shows Damond, formerly Justine Ruszczyk, died of a wound to her abdomen, CNN reports.
"We've lost the dearest of people and we're desperate for information", he said, before revealing he has been given "almost no additional information from law enforcement regarding what happened after police arrived".
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The victim was Justine Maia Ruszczyk, 40, the county medical examiner's office confirmed Monday night.
What happened to the officers' body cameras?
Two police officers responded to the scene just before 11:30 p.m., according to the BCA. She said the department has requested an expedited external, independent investigation to ensure transparency.
Damond's fiancé, Don Damond, said she had called 911 to notify police of a possible assault.
She told a news conference: "I share the same questions other people have about why we don't have body camera footage of it, and I hope to get answers to that in the days coming".
Damond was a yoga and meditation teacher set to be married next month. "Our lives are forever changed as a result of knowing her".
"I am heartsick and deeply disturbed by the fatal officer-involved shooting that happened last night", Hodges said.
With a few exceptions for the sake of privacy, he said, "there's no reason not to have them on as basically the default". Many of them were neighborhood residents.