Officer Mohammed Noor (left) arrives with his attorney


Prosecutors seek additional charge against Mohammed Noor

Former MPD officer faces charges in Justine Damond's shooting death

December 01, 2018 - 8:45 am

The case against former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor is ramping up again. 

Prosecutors now want to add an intentional second-degree murder charge against Noor in last year's shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.  

The woman was shot and killed outside the home where she lived in south Minneapolis in 2017.

Noor is already facing third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges.  

Officials say Noor shot Damond after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home.

The additional charge would mean prosecutors would have to prove that Noor intended to kill the woman.

Defense attorneys say Noor acted reasonably, adding that they are ready to go to court.

Trial is scheduled to start April 1st.