Minneapolis police officer found guilty of murder in 2017 shooting

Justine Ruszczyk and Mohamed Noor
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A Minneapolis police officer was handcuffed and taken into custody immediately after being convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who approached his squad car after calling 911.

Mohamed Noor showed no reaction, but his wife cried as the jury's verdict was read at his trial in the 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. Damond, a 40-year-old dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia, had called police to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home.

Noor's attorney asked that he be free on bond pending sentencing June 7, but prosecutors opposed that on the grounds of the seriousness of the case. The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office said it had concerns about Noor's safety if he was free.

Noor was fired after being charged in the case.