On Saturday night, an Australian woman was shot to death by the first Somali police officer of Minneapolis. Justine Ruszczyk, 40, was engaged to be married. Now she is dead. She was shot and killed by Officer Mohamed Noor.
It started with a 911 call on Saturday night that Ruszczyk made to report noise and a possible sexual assault. She was in South Minneapolis, Minnesota. The officers were not wearing body cameras, as the Minneapolis Police have to manually turn them on. According to accounts of witnesses, the police arrived at 11:30 p.m. Saturday night. Part of the events were caught by police radio.
When the police arrived, Ruszczyk walked up to the car to address the officer who was driving, when Noor pulled out his gun and fired at her through the driver’s door. According to a source, Noor’s partner was “stunned” by what happened.
First Somali Police Officer of Minneapolis Shoots Woman
The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension released a statement:
“Two Minneapolis police officers responded to a 911 call of a possible assault just north of the 5100 block of Washburn Avenue S. just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday. At one point, an officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman.”
There was no weapons found at the scene.
Justine Rusczcyk was set to marry Don Diamond, an American businessman, in August.
Per KSTP, city records show that Noor already had three complaints on file.