Former US police officer Mohamed Noor was arrested by two psychiatrists before gunning down Australian life counselor Justine Damond Ruszczyk in a residential alley in Minneapolis, according to a new court report.
Noor is charged in Minneapolis with third-degree murder and the murder of Mrs. Damond.
The Star-Tribune of Minneapolis reported that prosecutors produced reports from two psychiatrists who examined Noor during the prior hiring process for the Minneapolis Police Department.
Noor's ability to deal with people, manage stress and show patience was questioned, according to court records.
Noor was still considered "psychically fit" to become a police officer in Minneapolis.
The new court filings also show that Noor had an out-of-service security guard post at a Wells Fargo bank and completed a seven-hour shift before the fateful police shift began at 4:15 p.m. at 2.15 p.m. when he shot Mrs. Damond.
Mrs. Damond, 40, formerly of Sydney, was dressed in her pajamas just before midnight on July 15 last year at her home in Minneapolis when she heard what she feared was a raped woman.
He called the police and when Noor's patrol car came to an alley behind his house, he approached him in the dark.
Noor, who is no longer a police officer, allegedly was sitting in the copilot's seat of the police vehicle, fired through his partner and through the window at Mrs. Damond.
The bullet hit her in the stomach and she died on the scene.
Damond's family has also filed a $ 69 million civil suit against the city of Minneapolis, Noor and others.