The family of an Australian woman who was shot and killed by police in Minneapolis said Monday that 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 haven’t identified yet — said this is a difficult time.
Minnesota’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension released a statement Sunday saying two Minneapolis officers responded to a 911 call concerning a potential assault late Saturday. Exact details weren’t released but officials said an officer at some point fired a gun, killing the woman.
Officials said the officers’ body cameras weren’t turned on and that a squad car camera didn’t capture the shooting.
Friends and relatives told the Star Tribune newspaper that the woman was 40 years old and worked as a spiritual healer.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said she was “heartsick” and “deeply disturbed” by the incident.