Australian woman shot in Minneapolis called twice to report an assault

Australian woman shot in Minneapolis called twice to report an assaultBy Todd Melby MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Shortly before she was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer, Justine Damond made two 911 calls to help a nearby woman she thought was possibly being sexually assaulted, according to transcripts released on Wednesday by police. The death of Australian native Damond from a single gunshot has sparked outrage among family members and the public, and led Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to call it “shocking” and “inexplicable.” In the 911 calls, Damond reported hearing sounds of a woman screaming. “I can hear someone out the back and I, I’m not sure if she’s having sex or being raped,” she told the 911 operator on the call at 11:27 pm. “And I think she just yelled out ‘help’.” Damond called again at 11:35 pm, and was assured officers were on the way.



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