Aussie Woman Shot Dead By US Police

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An Australian woman described as a spiritual healer was shot dead by police in Minneapolis Saturday after she reportedly called 911 herself - leaving angry friends and family searching for answers in a city that has just been at the center of another high-profile police shooting.

According to the standard procedure, the two officers involved in the incident are on paid administrative leave, the Minneapolis Police confirmed.

The responding officers involved had their body cameras turned off and cameras in the police vehicle did not capture the incident.

Minneapolis Police Department lists a number of situations where officers are required to activate their body cameras, like performing traffic stops, searches, observing crime, and getting into verbal or physical confrontations.

She said Damond was due to be married soon.

Justine Damond attended high school in Australia and graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree in 2002, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Activist Mel Reeves, who was at the scene told his Facebook followers that a vigil to support the family would be held at 6pm Sunday on 51st Street near where the shooting occurred.

The victim has not yet been identified in the U.S. Australian media reports say the woman was 40 years old and living in Minneapolis with her fiance.

Ms Damond's death is being investigated by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, not the Minneapolis Police Department.

"A woman should not call for help and end up murdered", she said.

"Basically my mum was shot for reasons I don't know", he said in a video posted on Monday morning. We will not make any further comment or statement and ask that you respect our privacy.

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Damond, a trained veterinarian who also worked as a yoga instructor and life coach, was planning to marry her fiancee next month.

Her name, and the names of others shot by police, including Jamar Clark and Philando Castile, can be seen.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office hasn't yet released the results of Damond's autopsy.

According to her stepson Zach, Justine called the police after hearing a disturbing noise outside of her home late Saturday night.

Justine was preparing to marry Don, and the well-liked woman began to use the name Justine Damond.

More than 200 people gathered near the scene of the shooting Sunday evening to mourn and demand more information about her death.

"She believed we have more power over our circumstances - even our genes - than we have been taught", Davis-Suggs said.

"I have a lot of questions about why the body cameras weren't on", Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said in a press conference. "I'm so done with all this violence", he added.

"She was committed to love and the relationship that was there for her".

Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) said it is providing consular assistance to her family.

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