The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Noor turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He has also been charged with second-degree manslaughter over Damond's death, for alleged "culpable negligence creating unreasonable risk".
"In the short time between when Ms Damond Ruszczyk approached the squad car and the time that officer Noor fired the fatal shot, there is no evidence that officer Noor encountered a threat, appreciated a threat, investigated a threat or confirmed a threat that justified his decision to use deadly force," Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman told press today, the ABC reports.
"Instead officer Noor intentionally and recklessly fired his handgun from the passenger seat in disregard for human life."
Justine's father, John Ruszcyzk, and her fiance Don Damond have issued a joint statement today: "No charges can bring our Justine back. However, justice demands accountability for those responsible for recklessly killing the fellow citizens they are sworn to protect, and today's actions reflect that," it reads.
If he is convicted of third-degree murder, Noor faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison. To date, he has never spoken publicly about the incident.