MINNEAPOLIS – The family of an Australian woman who was shot and killed by police in Minneapolis says they’re trying to understand why it happened.
In a statement released by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the family of the woman — who Minneapolis authorities have not yet identified — say this is a difficult time.
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension released a statement Sunday saying two Minneapolis officers responded to a 911 call for a potential assault late Saturday. Exact details were not released but officials say an officer at some point fired a gun, killing the woman.
Officials say the officers’ body cameras were not turned on and a squad camera didn’t capture the shooting.
Friends and relatives told the Star Tribune newspaper the woman was 40 years old and worked as a spiritual healer.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said she’s “heartsick” and “deeply disturbed” by what occurred.