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Ms Damond called police just before midnight on Saturday after hearing a possible assault taking place in an alley behind her Minneapolis home.
She was in her pyjamas when she approached Noor’s police vehicle.
Mr Noor, the first Somali-American officer at Minneapolis’ 5th Precinct, was in the passenger seat and fired multiple times across his partner at Ms Damond, Minneapolis TV station KSTP reported.
A mobile phone was reportedly found near Ms Damond’s body.
The moments immediately after the shooting were recorded over police radio.
One of the officers told dispatch that shots had been fired and asked for medical assistance.
“Shots fired. Can we get EMS Code 3 to Washburn and 51st Street. We have one down.”
The officer told dispatch they were starting CPR on the victim, before adding: “There are no suspects at large”.