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Noor testifies of deadly alley encounter, recalls 'split-second decision'


April 26, 2019

Brian Peterson

Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, right, left court Thursday after testifying in his own defense.

His voice straining with emotion at times, former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor broke his nearly two-year silence and testified Thursday that he fatally shot Justine Ruszczyk Damond because he feared she was a threat to his and his partner's lives.

"It felt like my whole world came crashing down," Noor said, recounting the moment when he realized that he had shot an unarmed civilian. "Great anguish. I had trouble breathing."


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