When you call 911 twice to report a suspected assault in the alley next to your house, then in your pyjamas greet the police and... BAM!
Police tapes show that at 11:39, the officers told dispatchers the situation was under control. Just two minutes later, at 11:41pm, they said one person had been shot and called for emergency medical assistance.
The other officer in the police car, Michael Harrity, told investigators that he heard a loud sound right before Ms Damond approached the driver's side of the car.
Mr Noor shot Ms Damond more than once from the passenger seat.
A new account published by a local news outlet suggest a pounding on the police car led Mr Noor to believe he was being ambushed when he shot and killed Ms Damond.
The independent investigation into Saturday night’s fatal shooting has revealed that the officers were “startled by a loud sound” before Mr Noor shot Ms Damond.
Unfortunately, we can all see the end result, right?: No fault found on behalf of the officers as it was a "reasonable response" and a department wide review of the relevant procedures.
And an innocent person who performed their civic duty is dead. No doubt there will be criticisms of how the dead woman should've approached the police and imparting varying degrees of blame on her.
Total agreement with Tee. The cop reminds me of Barney Fife. He has to be prosecuted and not because he is Somalian. It sounds like there was an error made in his evaluation to determine his suitability for the job. So incredibly sad for all concerned. I can only imagine how the family of the woman feels, I would be outraged.