Memorial service for Justine Ruszczyk

Ms Damond had called police to her apartment to report a rape- but was shot dead

The father of an Australian woman shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer choked back tears at her public memorial service as he talked about the pain of the loss of his daughter, Justine Damond.

"We should be walking down the street smiling and laughing", he said of his first visit to Minneapolis. And now each step on the footpath is so very painful. I feel it. We all feel it. Look at the turnout - this is about love and care.

Investigators have said Officer Mohamed Noor shot Damond after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home.

"I have vast gratitude for being the one she chose", Mr Damond said.

She was planning to get married next week.

Ms Damond had called 911 to report a woman being raped close to her apartment block shortly before she was shot and killed.

Justine Damond's American fiance Don and their friends and family should have been heading for a wedding in Hawaii. "I am reminded by Justine's death that love is not bullet proof".

"My love won't stop and I don't believe her love will stop".

"In Australia, they call it 'you're punching above your weight.' I really had to step up to be at her level".

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Hundreds of mourners dressed in blue have turned out to farewell Justine Damond a month after the 40-year-old Sydney woman's life was cut short outside her Minneapolis home.

A banner above the band shell at Lake Harriet reads, "Move from fear and survival to fascination and creation". An Australian flag stood on the sage next to a large color photo of Justine Damond and pink and white flowers.

Damond added he had "immense gratitude for being the one she chose".

"I don't understand", he said.

The search warrant application was filed Thursday.

"Officer Harrity has provided a statement to agents with the BCA about the details of the shooting of Justine Ruszczyk [Damond], but as of this time Officer Noor has not", the search warrant reads.

Noor's partner told investigators a noise startled him just before Damond approached their police SUV. Noor shot through the open driver-side window from the passenger seat and fatally struck the Australian bride-to-be.

But the ongoing investigation and details from that July night slipped from view at Friday's gathering, which focused on healing and unity.

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