An Australian woman has been killed by a US police officer responding to a 911 call in Minneapolis.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said police responded to “a call of possible assault” when “at one point an officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman”.
Officials said the officers’ body cameras were not turned on at the time of the Saturday shooting.
The victim has been identified by Australian officials as Justine Damond.
According to Australian media, the 40-year old woman was living in Minneapolis with her fiancé. The woman called 911 to report a noise near her home when the incident occurred, reports said.
Ms Damond, dressed in her pyjamas, reportedly approached the driver’s side door and was talking to the officer at the wheel after the police arrived, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported, citing three sources with knowledge of the incident.
The officer in the passenger seat, identified by local media as …