An Australian woman has been killed by a US police officer responding to a 911 call in Minneapolis.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (BCA) saidpolice responded to “a call of possible assault” when “at one point an officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman”.
The BCA is investigating the Saturday incident but said the officers’ body cameras were not turned on at the time.
The victim has been identified by Australian officials as Justine Damond.
According to Australian media, the 40-year old woman was living in Minneapolis with her fiancé. The woman called 911 to report a noise near her home when the incident occurred, reports said.
A man claiming to be Ms Damond’s son also said in a Facebook video that she was the one who alerted authorities.
“She thought something bad was happening and the next thing I know, they take my best friend’s life,” the man, named Zach, said.