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Justine Damond shooting: County attorney is now reviewing the BCA's investigation

County attorney will review it, then decide whether the officer should be charged.

The investigation into the fatal shooting of Justine Damond is now in the hands of the Hennepin County Attorney's Office. 

Damon was fatally shot by Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor in a Minneapolis alley on July 15

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) was investigating the shooting, and has now turned its findings over to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office, the agency said Tuesday. 

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and several senior prosecutors will now review the BCA's investigation to determine if any charges should filed, a news release says

Throughout this process, the BCA and attorney's office say they'll continue to work together, and the attorney's office may ask the BCA to investigate the case further. 

Freeman said in late August that he expects his office to have a decision on the case by the end of the year. 

He also spoke about the case at a community meeting over the weekend, saying Damond shouldn't have been shot and her death didn't have to happen, the Star Tribune reports

The Damond shooting

Damond, a 40-year-old Australian native, was shot and killed by Noor on July 15. She'd called 911 to report a possible sexual assault.

Investigators found no weapons near Damond. The Minneapolis police officers' body cameras were not turned on.

Warrants from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's investigation found there was a loud noise and that someone slapped the car just before Noor fired his gun.

A possible witness to the shooting did speak with investigators.

Noor has said little, declining to give an interview to the BCA, but did release a short statement expressing his condolences to Damond's family and saying he'd like to say more, but there are investigations going on.

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