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Mohamed Noor

Mohamed Noor

A former Minneapolis police officer sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison for fatally shooting a 911 caller in July 2017 is now an inmate at the North Dakota State Penitentiary in Bismarck, according to online prison records.

Exactly when the former officer, 33-year-old Mohamed Noor, was transferred to the Bismarck prison is not known. The Star Tribune reports that officials with the Minnesota Department of Corrections said the transfer happened sometime late last week due to safety concerns.

The shooting happened when Noor was responding to a 911 call placed by 40-year-old Justine Ruszczyk Damond. She was unarmed and reporting a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her Minneapolis home on July 15, 2017.

Damond, a dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia, was shot and killed by Noor, who was convicted of third-degree murder in April and sentenced to prison in June.

The Star Tribune reported Noor was previously held in Minnesota's Oak Park Heights prison.

Noor's estimated release date is Aug. 30, 2027, according to the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation website.

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