MINNEAPOLIS — The family of an Australian woman who was shot and killed by police in Minneapolis says 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 — whom Minneapolis authorities haven't identified — said it's a difficult time.
The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/2tZtSB2 ) identified the woman as Justine Damond, 40, from Sydney, Australia.
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension released a statement Sunday saying two Minneapolis officers responded to a 911 call for a potential assault late Saturday. Exact details weren't released, but officials said an officer fired a gun, killing the woman.
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