Ex-Officer Mohamed Noor Guilty on 2 Counts, Not Guilty on 1 Count

Updated: April 30, 2019 10:28 PM

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor has been found guilty of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, but not guilty of second-degree murder.


Noor was handcuffed in the courtroom and immediately taken into custody following the reading of the verdict.

A jury of 10 men and two women got the case Monday afternoon after three weeks of testimony. They were sequestered until reaching a verdict

Noor was charged in the 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia. Noor shot and killed Ruszczyk Damond, who was unarmed, after she called 911 to report a possible rape in the alley behind her home.

Noor testified he shot Damond after he heard a bang on his squad car, saw his partner was scared, then saw Damond at his partner's window, raising her arm. Prosecutors say Noor acted unreasonably and the shooting wasn't justified.

Noor was fired after he was charged.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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