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Monday, 17 July 2017 19:40

Fiancé of Minnesota Woman Shot and Killed Speaks Out

Written by  Alexia Fernandez

The fiancé of Justine Damond, an Australian yoga instructor who was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer on Saturday, said his family was “utterly devastated” by her death on Monday.

“We lost the dearest of people and are desperate for information,” Don Damond said in a statement. “Piecing together Justine’s last moments before the homicide would provide small comfort as we grieve this tragedy.”

Damond was joined by his family while standing in front of his Fulton home, according to the Minnesota Star Tribune. He told reporters that Justine had called 911 to report “what she believed was an active sexual assault occurring nearby.”

“Sadly, her family and I have been provided with almost no information from law enforcement regarding what happened after police arrived,” he continued.

The police officer who shot Justine was identified on Monday as officer Mohamed Noor, the Star Tribune reports. His partner, who did not fire any shots, was identified to the Star Tribune as officer Matthew Harrity.

Don and Justine were set to marry in August. Justine had already changed her name to Damond from her maiden name Ruszczyk, the Star Tribune reports.

“Our lives are forever changed as a result of knowing her, she was so kind and so darn funny, she made us all laugh with her great wit and her humor,” Don said.

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