An Interesting Nugget from the Noor Trial – Day 1

Sparta Report | 4/10/2019 | Bruno Strozek
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The Noor/Damond murder trail has begun and buried deep within the StarTribune’s report on the first day of testimony is this interesting nugget:

Harrity has told investigators that Noor fired his gun from the squad’s front passenger seat through Harrity’s open window.

Lofton - Jurors - Distance - Harrity - Window

Lofton told jurors that the distance between Harrity’s open window and the ground was 3 feet, 7 inches, while the gunshot wound in Damond’s lower left abdomen was 3 feet, 4 inches from the bottom of her heel.

A longstanding account that Damond may have startled the officers by slapping the SUV apparently originated with a BCA agent who spoke to Noor’s and Harrity’s supervisor at the shooting scene, Lofton said. The supervisor told the agent that whatever spooked the officers must have come in contact with the car, prompting the agent to suggest that it was a slap, the prosecutor said.

Evidence - Ms - Ruszczyk - Car - Lofton

“There is no forensic evidence that Ms. Ruszczyk ever touched the car,” Lofton told jurors.

This is a photo of the alleyway where Justine Damond was shot:

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