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Minneapolis police officer who shot, killed woman identified

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - (KARE) -- The Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed a woman who called 911 has been identified. 

According to police sources, the officer has been identified as Mohamed Noor. 

Noor joined the Minneapolis Police Department in March of 2015. He was celebrated as one of the first Somali officers for the 5th Precinct.

In May of 2016, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges recognized Noor, calling his assignment a "wonderful sign of building trust and community policing at work."

Noor is currently on administrative leave, along with the other officer that was on scene. 

The woman killed was identified as Justine Damond, a spiritual healer from Australia, who was also a bride-to-be. 

Family of Damond say she initially called police after hearing a noise in a back alley.

The son of Damond's fiance said in a Facebook live video Sunday that, ""My mom is dead because a police officer shot her for reasons I don't know, and I demand answers." 

In a news release, authorities said the officers were responding to a call of a possible assault, just north of the 5100 block of Washburn Avenue South, just before 11:30 p.m.

They say an officer fired his weapon and killed the woman but many questions remain.

No video of the incident has surfaced. 

According to the news release, "The officers’ body cameras were not turned on at the time and the squad camera did not capture the incident. Investigators are attempting to determine whether any video of the incident exists."

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy. 

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