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An Australian woman has been shot dead by police in Minneapolis

19 July 2017

A Minneapolis man was left devastated after police fatally shot his bride-to be, reports said.

The responding officers involved had their body cameras turned off and cameras in the police vehicle did not capture the incident. As she spoke to the officer in the driver seat, the officer in the passenger seat pulled out his gun and shot her. Police have not explained what prompted the shooting. The officer was responding to a 911 call about a possible assault.

"America sucks, these cops need to be trained differently and I need to move out of here", an emotional Mr Damond said.

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges has described the shooting as "tragic".

"I have numerous same questions and it is why we immediately asked for an external and independent investigation into the officer-involved shooting death", she said. Damon's son Zach, who lives across the street from the couple, referred to the deceased woman as his mother.

Noor and the unidentified partner have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure after such a shooting.

"I have a lot of questions about why the body cameras weren't on", Hodges said at the news conference. According to the department's body camera policy, officers must turn on their cameras during "any contact involving criminal activity" and "any citizen contact", as long as it is safe to do so.

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Damond was an Australian native and had already begun using her fiance's surname.

Per The Guardian, Damond's stepson Zach took to Facebook, saying "Basically, my mom's dead because a police officer shot her for reasons I don't know", in a video.

They said in a statement on behalf of her family: "This is a very hard time for our family".

"Investigators are attempting to determine whether any video of the incident exists", the statement reads.

Damond and her fiancé lived in the 5000 block of Washburn, neighbors told the StarTribune.

His father had been on a business trip out of town, and only returned on Sunday afternoon. In a statement, Noor's attorney said his client, "Extends his condolences to the family and anyone else who has been touched by this event".

"I mean ask anybody here, they're shocked", said a student of Damond's, Corey Birkholz, who was amongst the 200 who gathered at a vigil to commemorate their teacher.

An Australian woman has been shot dead by police in Minneapolis