May 26, 2018

Australian woman shot dead by US police after 911 call

Australian woman shot dead by US police after 911 call

An Australian woman has been killed by a US police officer responding to a 911 call in Minneapolis.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (BCA) said police responded to “a call of possible assault” when “at one point an officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman”.

The BCA is investigating the Saturday incident but said the officers’ body cameras were not turned on at the time.

The victim has not been formally identified. Read more

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