Justine Damond's dad: 'You have stolen our daughter and ripped her from our arms' video

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

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.

In a message to the police, John Ruszczyk said "you have stolen our daughter and ripped her from our arms."

He also said she was planning to get married next week.

Don Damond hugs a neighbour after reading a statement about his fiance, Justine Damond who was fatally shot by ...
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Don Damond hugs a neighbour after reading a statement about his fiance, Justine Damond who was fatally shot by Minneapolis police.

He said: "Justine my daughter was killed by a bullet fired by an agent of the state. I don't understand. I should have been on a plane to her wedding but we were flying to her funeral."

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Mourners wearing heart-shaped stickers have gathered at a lakefront stage at Lake Harriet in southwest Minneapolis to to remember the Australian woman, who was shot and killed by a police officer responding to her emergency call.

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"We've lost the dearest of people and we're desperate for information," says Don Damond, the fiance of Justine Damond who was fatally shot by US police.

A banner above the band shell at Lake Harriet reads, "Move from fear and survival to fascination and creation".

Mourners wearing heart-shaped stickers have gathered at a lakefront stage at Lake Harriet in southwest Minneapolis to to remember the Australian woman, who was shot and killed by a police officer responding to her emergency call.

A banner above the band shell at Lake Harriet reads, "Move from fear and survival to fascination and creation".

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Justine Damond, left, pictured with her fiance Don and Don's son Zach.
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Justine Damond, left, pictured with her fiance Don and Don's son Zach.

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