Newly released footage shows Harrity explaining to Sgt. Shannon Barnette that they were on the scene to investigate reports of a possible assault, and that just as they were preparing to leave the area, Damond "came up outta nowhere." Barnette was the police incident commander at the scene.
"We both got spooked. I had my gun out. I didn't fire," Harrity tells Barnette. "And then Noor pulled out and fired."
— Paul Blume (@PaulBlume_FOX9) May 23, 2019
Additional footage pulled from Barnette's bodycam captures the commander ordering her officers to cordon off the area with police tape and attempting to find out where Noor had been directed to wait until the incident could be assessed. Barnette eventually catches up with Noor, but their conversation cannot be heard as both the bodycam that Barnette and Noor were wearing are silenced.
Video pulled from responding officer Jesse Lopez captures eyebrow-raising content in which the officer instructs a visibly shaken Noor to simply keep his "mouth shut" about the shooting.
"Just keep to yourself. Keep your mouth shut," Lopez tells Noor, appearing to inform him that he doesn't "have to say anything to anybody. Alright."
Video pulled from the bodycams of various other officers that responded to the scene shows a state of confusion, with officers struggling to understand just what happened.
Footage from officer Robert Lewis' bodycam shows him speaking to a fellow cop, trying to piece together the events that unfolded. "I don't know what the deal is," the officer says.
Noor was ultimately convicted in April 2019 of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, which carry prison sentences of 12.5 and four years, respectively. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 7.
— Timothy Blotz (@TimBlotzFOX9) May 24, 2019
An additional five videos, which reportedly show Damond struggling to breath as first responders tend to her, are expected to be made available for public viewing on Friday. They, however, will contain some imagery and audio redactions, according to the Star Tribune.