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LATEST: Minnesota woman died of gunshot wound to abdomen

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) --  A Minnesota county medical examiner's office says a woman who was fatally shot by Minneapolis police over the weekend died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner classified the death of 40-year-old Justine Ruszczyk of Minneapolis as a homicide.

Authorities initially didn't release the woman's name, but the Star Tribune identified her as Justine Damond, from Sydney, Australia. The newspaper reported that she was engaged to be married in August and was using her fiance's last name.

Police said officers were responding to a call about a possible assault late Saturday when she was killed. Authorities have released no details about what led to the shooting.

Her fiance had said she had called 911 to report what she believed was a sexual assault in an alley near her home.

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