The Root reported on Tuesday that the cop Mohamed Noor turned himself in after being charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Noor's employment with the police department also ended on Tuesday.
The initial fatal shooting, which lead to Damond's death, occurred on July 15, 2017. Wearing her pajamas, Damond called 911 to report a possible incident of rape behind her home. Once he arrived on the scene, Moor fired from the driver's seat when Damond approached his vehicle. A complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court explained that "Officer Noor recklessly and intentionally fired his handgun” since there wasn't evidence to justify the deadly force he used.
The incident has sparked a serious look at the local police force's use of cameras. According to NPR, Noor's body and car cameras were turned off.
Later, in December 2017, white supremacists—who, of course, emphasized Moor's county of origin: Somalia—put up a memorial "shine" dedicated to commemorating Damond with a framed photo, candles, roses, and signs. It was quickly removed two days before a Minnesota prosecutor stressed he needed more time to assess Damond's murder case.