Reports are coming out as to the reason why Officer Mohamed Noor shot down Australian bride-to-be Justine Damond.
During the time of the incident fireworks were heard going off.
According to the Daily Mail: A source with knowledge of Minneapolis law enforcement, who asked not to be identified, told AAP on Tuesday it ‘would be good common sense to investigate’ the fireworks link.
The sound of fireworks may have startled Officer Mohamed Noor, the policeman who fired the fatal bullet to the 40-year-old spiritual healer’s abdomen.
The fireworks link came as it was revealed Noor’s partner was ‘stunned’ when the rookie cop opened fire through the squad-car door at Damond, who had approached the car, dressed in pyjamas.
This seems highly suspicious though, since the call to the police was of a sexual assault and Noor’s partner never viewed Damond as a threat.
Plus the fact that he reached over his partner to fire his weapon, again shows suspicious activity.
Now, the officer in question is even refusing to cooperate with investigators.
A reference to fireworks can be heard during the police radio conversations between Officer Noor, Officer Matthew Harrity, and the police dispatcher co-ordinating the emergency call and other officers rushing to scene.
At one point the dispatcher asks for a precinct sergeant to acknowledge a report of ‘two shots heard from the east’.
‘We heard those sounds from the station,’ an officer responds.
‘Those are probably aerial fireworks.’
The independent Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, not the Minneapolis Police Department, is investigating the shooting and revealed on Wednesday that Noor has refused to be interviewed.
‘Officer Noor has declined to be interviewed by BCA agents at this time. Officer Noor’s attorney did not provide clarification on when, if ever, an interview would be possible,’ the BCA said in a press release on its website.
In the above recording of police radio after Damond was shot, you can hear dispatchers report an explosion, to which another replies it was ‘aerial fireworks’.
What do you think the reason was for Officer Noor to shoot at Damond with no warning?
Are you buying this fireworks excuse?
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