The Minneapolis Star Tribune, citing three anonymous sources, reported that one of the pair of responding officers shot a pajama-wearing Damond through the window of the police vehicle, after she had approached the driver's side window to talk to the other officer.
A man claiming to be Damond's son said in a Facebook video that she's the one who called 911 after hearing a noise in the alley near their home.
Damond, who went by the name of Justine Ruszczyk, was from Sydney, Australia, and had recently relocated to Minneapolis.
Family, residents and this city's mayor are demanding to know why a woman was fatally shot by a police officer over the weekend and why the officer's body camera was off at the time, reports CBS Minnesota.
"My mum was shot for reasons I don't know", Zach Damond said in a video posted on Facebook.
"I'm so done with all this violence", he said.
'As mayor of our city, a wife, and a grandmother, I am heartsick and deeply disturbed by what occurred last night'. "I've made sure to let people know what it is I'm doing and how I'm spending my time, because this has consumed pretty much every waking hour - and majority have been waking hours since the shooting happened - that I get and share as much information as I can about the circumstances surrounding the shooting".
An investigation into the incident is underway, but could be hard as the officers' body cameras were reportedly not switched on, and a camera in a squad auto did not capture it.
Minneapolis police said in a statement they were called to a "possible assault" at around 11.30pm on Saturday and that "at one point an officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman".
Both Hodges and Arradondo said they are not releasing the victim's name and said that information will later come from the BCA.
Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau called the shooting "clearly a tragic death", saying in a statement, "I want to acknowledge the pain and frustration that family and community members have". "I've asked for the investigation to be expedited to provide transparency and to answer as many questions as quickly as we can".
Noor and his partner's body cameras were not turned on and their police vehicle dashboard camera did not capture the incident.
"Due to our privacy obligations we will not provide further information", the DFAT statement said. "And she lost her life being a good neighbor". Damond is vice president and manager of Little Six Casino in Minnesota, according to Australian news media reports. She approached the driver's side door and started talking to the driver. She practiced yoga and meditation for almost 20 years before her death.
Reed said that Damond will "undoubtedly" be missed and remembered for her "energy, intelligence, and joy she brought to our lives".