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Memorial honors Australian woman shot dead by Minnesota officer

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 01:12

Friends and family gathered for a memorial on Friday, honoring an Australian woman who was shot dead by a Minnesota police officer last month. Nathan Frandino reports.

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A somber night in Minneapolis, where family and friends gathered to remember Justine Damond. Damond was fatally shot last month by an officer responding to a 911 call she made about a possible assault. Seats filled up at a memorial Friday, as attendees left messages and heard emotional tributes, including from her fiancé, Don. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DON DAMOND, FIANCÉ OF JUSTINE, SAYING: "It felt like a privilege to love Justine and I know those of you who loved Justine probably feel that as well." Authorities say officer Mohamed Noor shot the 40-year-old woman through the window as she approached his car. Neither his, nor his partner's body camera were on. The shooting sparked outrage and suffering in Damond's native Australia and Minnesota. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JOHN RUSZCZYK, JUSTINE'S FATHER, SAYING: "Justine should not have died. This is wrong on every level. From the cosmic, Justine was exploring our spiritual nature and teaching love and compassion. We need that kind of person with us." As friends and family begin to move on, they'll still have to face the findings of the investigation, which remains ongoing.

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Memorial honors Australian woman shot dead by Minnesota officer

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 01:12