MN Police Officer Mohamed Noor Found Guilty of Murder of Justine Damond While Responding to her 911 Call
Somali American police officer Mohamed Noor shot Aussie Justine Damond in July 2017.
Damond called the police to report a possible assault down the alley behind her home.
When she went out to meet the police car in her pajamas Noor reached over his partner and shot her dead.
Mohamed was the first Somali officer in his precinct.
Damond was shot and killed while wearing her pajamas and speaking to another police officer. Damond called 911 that night to report a possible assault in an alley behind her home on July 15, reports The Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Noor’s partner was described as “stunned” by the shooting.
On Tuesday Mohamed Noor was found guilty of third degree murder of Justine Damond (Ruszczyk).
Former Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor was found guilty Tuesday of third-degree murder and manslaughter for fatally shooting Justine Ruszczyk while responding to her 911 call.
The jury of ten men and two women acquitted Noor on an additional count of second-degree murder in the killing.
Noor, a 33-year-old Somali-American, is believed to be the first police officer to be convicted of murder in Minnesota in recent memory, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said.
Noor sat quietly with his hands clasped as the verdict was read. He was immediately taken into custody and led of the courtroom in handcuffs.