Community Seeks Answers after Fatal Shooting in SW Minneapolis

July 17, 2017 10:41 AM

Community members and city officials are demanding answers about what happened and why there isn’t video of an officer-involved shooting in southwest Minneapolis that left a 40-year-old woman dead.

A release from the BCA Sunday morning said two Minneapolis police officers responded to a 911 call regarding a possible assault in the Fulton neighborhood just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

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The investigation cannot move fast enough for the people living in the neighborhood in which the shooting occurred.

Community members gathered Sunday night for a vigil to remember Justine Damond and to call for answers. 

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Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges stressed that she and the police department would not have much information to share going forward.

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The medical examiner is conducting an autopsy; however the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is now overseeing the investigation.       

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