Police shoot woman who called 911 for help

MINNEAPOLIS, Mn. - A woman was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer on Saturday after she called 911 to report a possible assault near her home just before midnight.  The woman was fatally struck near her home in Minneapolis' Fulton neighborhood after two police officers responded to the 911 call at around 11:30pm.  

Officials have not released the woman's identity, but ABC's Minnesota affiliate KSTP identified her as a 40-year-old Australian native who had been living in the area with her fiance. The two were planning to get married next month, according to KSTP.

The Minneapolis Police Department told ABC News on Sunday that both officers had been placed on paid administrative leave pending investigation.  The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is investigating the incident along with the MPD, said that the officers' body cameras and the squad camera were not on at the time of the shooting. Investigators are working to determine whether any video of the incident exists.  

More than 300 people gathered for a vigil on Sunday evening near the site of the shooting.

 

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