New allegations have come to light about the shooting of Justine Damond, with claims she may have "slapped" the back of the police car Mohamed Noor was in before he shot her.
A search warrant obtained by Minnesota Public Radio (MPC) from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) claimed a "female slapped" the squad car, but did not specify if the woman was Damond.
"Upon police arrival, a female 'slaps' the back of the patrol squad ... After that, it is unknown to BCA agents what exactly happened, but the female became deceased in the alley," MPC said.
Warrant: Woman slapped squad before cop fatally shot Justine Ruszczykhttps://t.co/uJt46LR6Am— MPR News (@MPRnews) July 24, 2017
Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor remains on paid administrative leave and is yet to comment or speak to investigators.
Earlier comments made by Noor's partner revealed the officers heard a loud noise shortly before Damond approached the police vehicle. According the MPC, the search warrant did not report whether the "slap" was the loud noise described by Noor's partner.
After the July 15 officer-involved shooting, the BCA began an independent investigation. Find out what this means. https://t.co/TStGdLznWf— City of Minneapolis (@CityMinneapolis) July 20, 2017
On Sunday an alleged witness to the fatal shooting came forward and is cooperating with investigators.
Justine Damond was shot in the stomach by police officer Noor on July 15 after calling 911 to report a possible sexual assault occurring near her Minneapolis home. The shooting resulted in widespread scrutiny of the fatal shooting and the Minneapolis Police Force, as well as the resignation of Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau.
Local protesters also called for Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges to resign.
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