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An Australian woman described as a spiritual healer was shot dead by police in Minneapolis Saturday after she reportedly called 911 herself - leaving angry friends and family searching for answers in a city that has just been at the center of another high-profile police shooting.
The killing of Justine Ruszczyk, who used the last name Damond, prompted hundreds of mourners to protest at the site of the shooting Sunday, demanding their questions be answered, according to NBC-affiliate KARE.
Damond, 40, ran meditation workshops at the Lake Harried Spiritual Community, which in a Facebook post called her "one of the most loving people you would ever meet." The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said it was investigating the incident, although there appeared to be no video footage because the officers' body cameras were switched off. The police department said the squad car's camera also failed to capture the incident. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement to NBC News that they were "providing consular assistance to the family of an Australian woman who died in a shooting in Minneapolis," but did not comment further, citing privacy concerns. "This is a very difficult time for our family. We are trying to come to terms with this tragedy and to understand why this has happened," read the statement. No further comment was given. The tragedy unraveled shortly after 11:30 p.m. Saturday local time (12:30 a.m. Sunday ET), when two police officers responded to call about a disturbance in southwest Minneapolis, officials said. What happened next remains unclear but the department said at one point an officer fired a weapon killing the woman. According to the woman's stepson, Zach Damond, she had called the police after hearing a noise near her home. "My mom is dead, because a police officer shot her, for reasons I don't know, and I demand answers" he said in a tearful Facebook Live video. "I guess she thought that something bad was happening and, next thing I know, they take my best friends life." Damond was originally from Sydney, Australia, but lived with her fiancé in Minneapolis, according to the Star Tribune. The couple were due to get married next month, the paper reported. Friends and neighbors described her as a "loving person" whose "whole mission in life was to help people with any problem," KARE reported. In a statement on Facebook, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said Sunday, "I am heartsick and deeply disturbed by what occurred last night. My thoughts are now with everyone affected by this tragic incident, especially the deceased woman and her family. The City will continue to provide updated information on this incident, and the BCA's investigation, as soon as we have it." Last July, a suburban Minneapolis police officer fatally shot a black man during a traffic stop, that was live-streamed on Facebook. Officer Jeronimo Yanez shot school cafeteria worker and licenced gun owner Philando Castile, 32, in front of his girlfriend and her young daughter, sparking outcry and protests.
Last month Yanez was found not guilty of manslaughter and other charges for killing Castile.
And Yanez was soon after given $48,500 buy-out package to leave the force, prompting even more outrage.

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