I can see that. He’s a Muslim and this woman dressed in pajamas approached him. She wasn’t wearing any head covering and was suggestively dressed. He no doubt felt that he was in mortal danger. What else could he do?
Or, alternatively, he was diversity hire onto the force, should never had become a police officer, panicked in the dark of night, and shot the poor woman when she startled him.
The document filed Wednesday is called a rule nine disclosure. It states that Noor intends to rely on defenses at trial that include arguing that he’s not guilty, that it was self-defense and that it was a reasonable use of force. St. Paul attorney Melvin Welch, who is not involved in the case, said the filings are standard practice in criminal cases like this.