Community mourns woman shot by Minneapolis Police

In this image made from video John Ruszczyk father of Justine Damond an Australian woman who was shot dead by a Minneapolis police officer holds a press conference with his family in Sydney Tuesday

In this image made from video John Ruszczyk father of Justine Damond an Australian woman who was shot dead by a Minneapolis police officer holds a press conference with his family in Sydney Tuesday

Officials confirmed in a release Sunday-and later at a press conference-that a woman died as the result of an officer-involved shooting and that the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the incident.

Friends and neighbors say the woman killed was Justine Damond, a yoga instructor and life coach, originally from Sydney, Australia.

"She probably thought something bad was happening and then next thing I know they take my best friend's life", the young man said, urging those who want to help him to shed light on the death of his stepmother to "just call the police and demand answers".

Damond, 40, ran meditation workshops at the Lake Harried Spiritual Community, which in a Facebook post called her "one of the most loving people you would ever meet".

Ruszczyk had been living in the States for three years and was planning her wedding next month to her fiancé Don Damond. 'We are Axon, a team committed to pushing the boundaries of technology to help you feel more confident in the field, at the station and in court.

It continued: "After losing much of her family to cancer she has spent many years on a personal investigative journey to discover how habits and disease develop, and how people can change and live in joy, expressing their full potential".

"This is a very hard time for our family", DFAT said in its statement on the shooting.

They also said she was from Australia.

In a statement, the BCA said the shooting happened north of the 5100 block of Washburn Avenue South in the city's Fulton neighborhood.

"I share the same questions other people have about why we don't have body cam footage of it, and I hope to get answers to that in the days coming", Hodges said.

Minnesota Police have released few details of the circumstances of her shooting, except to say that the attending police officers' body cameras were not switched on at the time of the shooting and it was not captured by the officers' squad auto dash camera.

Zach Damond, whose father was engaged to the woman, says she heard noise in an alley and called police.

On Sunday, members of the Minneapolis chapter of the Women's March gathered for an afternoon vigil to pay tribute to Damond.

"She was out on 51st Street and she was shot", the son, Zach Damond, said.

She has been described as an "incredible woman" and a "brilliant, well-known, local healer".

Don Damond was away on a business trip when the shooting occurred. Damond's death has caused heightened tensions since July 15, and resulted in the two Minneapolis police officers being placed on paid administrative leave.

Her stepson said Damond, an Australian in her 40s, was "passionate" and his "best friend".

"I don't know anything about the law or police work to that extent but to me, it seems really stupid. We can't even imagine LHSC without her".

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