Police were looking for a man who was riding a bicycle near where Police Officer Mohamed Noor shot and killed an unarmed woman in her pajamas in Minneapolis. Authorities are hoping that the man may have seen or heard something that could be useful to the case.
Investigators for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) in Minneapolis have spoken to a man who happened to bicycle past the scene of the shooting.
The witness was seen bicycling eastbound on West 51st Street immediately before the shooting. He stopped at the scene and watched as officers provided medical assistance to the victim, Justine Ruszczyk.
The Star Tribune reported that a source with direct knowledge of the investigation has confrimed that the witness recorded part of the incident on video.
Noor hasn’t released an official statement about the shooting. He has, however, leaked information through friends and family. Apparently, Noor was startled by Justine as she approached the squad car. That, combined with a loud noise that he heard caused him to draw his weapon and shoot Justine as she talked to Noor’s partner.
Noors lawyer has also requested an independent autopsy to look for traces of sleep medication such a Ambien in the victim’s blood.
The eye-witness testimony of Noor’s partner and the bicyclist should provide more evidence into the shooting than finding out if Justine had taken medicine to help her sleep.
Young Conservatives reports:
Bombshell news in the shooting of Justine Damond by Officer Mohamed Noor.
There was reportedly a witness to at least part of the shooting.
Even more, that person filmed it and has video.