The attorney for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed woman is quizzing potential jurors about decision-making in high-stress situations.

Mohamed Noor is charged with murder in the 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. Noor shot the dual Australian-U.S. citizen when she approached his squad car minutes after calling 911 to report a possible assault near her home.

Attorney Thomas Plunkett sought to ask prospective jurors Friday whether they had heard of police officers being ambushed. After prosecutors objected, Plunkett shifted to questions about handling stressful situations.

FILE - In this July 23, 2018, file photo, posters of Justine Ruszczyk Damond are displayed at a news conference by attorneys for her family in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Amy Forliti, File)
FILE – In this July 23, 2018, file photo, posters of Justine Ruszczyk Damond are displayed at a news conference by attorneys for her family in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Amy Forliti, File)

Plunkett also asked how the potential jurors felt upon seeing Noor, a Somali American who’s also Muslim. Some responded that they initially thought the suit-wearing Noor was on the defense team.

Jury selection is in its fifth day.

A former Minneapolis police officer on trial in the fatal 2017 shooting of an unarmed Australian woman had nothing to say as he entered a courthouse. (April 1)
A former Minneapolis police officer on trial in the fatal 2017 shooting of an unarmed Australian woman had nothing to say as he entered a courthouse. (April 1)