MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman last summer after she called 911 to report a possible assault is scheduled to appear in court.

Mohamed Noor is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the July 15 killing of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.

An omnibus hearing will be held Tuesday in Hennepin County. Such hearings can cover a host of issues, including evidentiary and procedural matters.

Prosecutors say Noor was in a squad car’s passenger seat when he shot Damond through the open driver’s side window after she approached the vehicle.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman has said there was no evidence Noor encountered a threat that justified using deadly force.

Noor’s attorney has filed documents indicating Noor will plead not guilty.

(© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments
  1. I can see a jury letting him off on self defence… I mean gosh, who wouldn’t shoot someone because they walk up to your car? Any reasonable person in his place would do the same… right?
    Anytime a person walks up to a cop car, they should be shot… right?

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.