Justine Damond was all set to be get married to her sweetheart next month and was looking forward to marriage with her shopping for the occasion almost complete. There is no denying whether you are a twenty something or in mid thirties, you plan for your marriage in an impeccable style with everything being flawless. She too was trying to do the same.
But all these plans of the bride to be were shattered when 40-year old Justine Damond, 40, was killed at about 11.30pm on Saturday by police. Media reports suggest that the woman who had gone outside to meet a police car in front of her house in Minneapolis was shot dead with no provocation.
Media reports claim that the woman was shot through the door of the police vehicle by an officer who was reportedly sitting inside the vehicle. The identity of the officer remains unknown.
The woman who hails from Australia shared the house with her fiancé, Don Damond. The two lived in the Fulton neighborhood of Minneapolis.
Justine Damond taught meditation classes and spiritual healing at the Lake Harriet Spiritual Community and was very popular with her students and neighbors.
Sleuths working with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) told the media that a 911 call was made at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. The caller claimed about some sort of fight in the locality. Sleuths claim that the officer fired his or her weapon, killing a woman.
A CBSNews said that “a man who identified himself as Damond’s son said in a Facebook video that she’s the one who called 911 after hearing a noise in the alley near their home…”She thought something bad was happening and next thing I know, they take my best friend’s life,” the man, named Zach, said in the video…Investigators said the officers involved had body cameras, but they weren’t turned on”.
Now the incident is going to become a serious issue as everyone is questioning as to why the police officer’s body camera was not turned on. In a vigil organized in her memory people wondered aloud why the officer’s body camera was not turned on.
The same question was later asked by Minneapolis Mayor, Betsy Hodges. “I share the same questions other people have about why we don’t have body camera footage of it, and I hope to get answers to that in the days coming”, said Betsy Hodges after the vigil.