Memorial service held for Justine Damond shot by Minneapolis police officer

The 40-year-old former vet loved blue mourners have been asked to wear the colour to her memorial

Investigators have said Officer Mohamed Noor shot the unarmed 40-year-old woman after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home.

Justine Damond, of Sydney, who was fatally shot by police in Minneapolis.

'I can just feel her basically saying "why are you guys being so serious?",' friend Rosie McGowan said. And now each step on the footpath is so very painful.

A few of the ways family and friends from near and far described Justine Damond Friday night during a public memorial service at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.

Justine's father John Ruszczyk told the gathering he was "crushed by sorrow" and should have been en route to a wedding, not a funeral.

Damond recounted how his fiancee would get up each morning and free write anything that came to mind, and how she was an inspiration to those around her. In Australia, they call it "you're punching above your weight". "And that's really. I really had to step up to be at her level".

Hundreds of people, many wearing heart-shaped stickers, attended the memorial service.

The invitation promises to honour her spirit, and features her beaming smile under the sub-heading "move from fear and survival to fascination and creation".

At times he struggled to hold back tears.

The application states that the information "may more clearly define" the officers' actions before and after she was killed.

Investigators have issued a warrant to look through officer Noor's phone, as well as the phone of his partner, Matthew Harrity, Newscorp reports.

Noor was in the passenger seat and shot Damond through the open driver-side window.

Her family set up the Justine Damond Social Justice Fund to support causes important to her, including those promoting equal treatment for all. It's the latest piece in an outgoing attempt to determine the exact series of events on July 15 after Noor, who fired the fatal shot from inside a police squad, declined to interview with the BCA.

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