(WJHL) – New details are coming out about the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by police in Minneapolis.
During an interview with investigators last week, one of the police officers involved in the shooting said he was startled by a loud sound near the squad car.
He went on to say that right after the sound, Justine Damond approached the driver’s side window of the police car and was fatally shot by another officer in the car.
A recently revealed search warrant may explain what that loud sound was…a slap.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension used the warrant to search the area where the shooting happened.
According to the search warrant, a woman presumed to be Damond was killed after she slapped the back of the police car. It also says it is not clear what exactly happened, but the woman did die in alley.
Damond had called police to investigate a possible sexual assault near home.
There remains a lot of unanswered questions about that night, as police continue to investigate.