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tonight, several developing stories as we come on the air. the deadly police shooting. the bride-to-be shot and killed by police. she had called 911 for help. their bodycam ras were not on. tonight, the family outraged and what police are now saying. gone in an instant. nine members of a single family swept away. children as young as 2. president trump hoping to turn the page, and then tweeting about the meeting with the russian lawyer himself. john mccain. what doctors have discovered and what this means for the senate's health care bill. two teenagers who disappeared ton a hiking trail. what did one of their phones capture? and tonight, the sketch. they need your help. and the parole hearing. what we learned tonight and what
are his chances of going free? good evening, and it's great to have you with us here on a monday night, and we begin with the deadly police shooting. the bride-to-be, the wedding a month away. she was shot and killed by police after she had just called 911 for help. it happened in minneapolis. justine damond had called reporting a possible assault in the alley behind her home. two officers responding when she reportedly approached the car. the officer in the passenger side of the patrol car opened fire. tonight we have learned their bodycam ras were not on. linsey davis is in minneapolis. >> reporter: tonight a minnesota man demanding to know why his fiancee was shot and killed by police after her call to 911 for help. >> the death of justine is a loss to everyone who knew her. she touched so many people with her loving and generous heart. >> reporter: justine damond was originally from australia, a yoga and meditation teacher seen here recently talking about her
spiritual journey. >> i'm originally from sydney, australia. we have a beautiful tradition there. >> reporter: she was getting married next month. but late saturday night she called police to report a possible assault in the alley behind her home. it was dark. damond exited out of her house into this alley and walked toward the street to meet the two officers in their squad car responding to her 911 call. the "minneapolis star tribune" reports damond, in pajamas, approached the driver's side. according to the tribune, the officer in the passenger seat then opened fire through the drivers side door. >> shots fired. can we get ems code 3 washburn and 15st street. >> reporter: damond's stepson outraged. >> basically, my mom's dead because a police officer shot her for reasons i don't know. >> reporter: both officers on administrative leave. the police chief is calling for a transparent and independent investigation, saying, i understand why so many people have so many questions at this point. >> i am heartsick and
deeply disturbed. i have a lot of questions about why the body cameras weren't on. >> reporter: the city rolled out bodycams last year after calls for transparency following the fatal shooting of philando castile in nearby st. anthony. that officer was acquitted in the shooting that was captured only on dashcam. but in this case, no body cams rolling, and the dash cam didn't capture the incident. >> we have lost the dearest of people, and we are desperate for information. >> reporter: tonight, this community asking why police took their neighbor and friend. >> and linsey davis joins us live from minneapolis tonight, and linsey, many questioning why those body cameras were not activated. >> reporter: certainly that is a big question. why weren't they on? it's very clear in the minneapolis police department policy that those cameras should be turned on prior to any search, any use of force, and any contact with a citizen, david. >> linsey davis leading us off tonight. thank you. next tonight, president trump. he had major plans today to turn
the page from the russia investigation to maid in america. but then he tweet about russia himself about his son, don junior, and that russian meeting. it comes amid our new poll showing president trump's approval rate at a record low 36%. that's the lowest since right after world war ii. what did the president tweet, and why did the white house give an answer leading to more questions? here's abc's chief white house correspondent, jonathan karl. >> reporter: at the white house, it's made in america week, featuring products made in all 50 states, including this fire truck made in wisconsin. >> where's the fire? put it out fast! >> reporter: but even as the president's aides try to shift the focus to american manufacturing, the president himself turned the subject right back to russia, tweeting about his son's meeting with a kremlin-connected russian lawyer during the campaign. most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one don junior attended in order to get info on an opponent.
the president tweeted this morning, that's politics. the new abc news/ "washington post" poll shows two-thirds of americans say they disapprove of the president's use of twitter. but his tweets drive the news, and today white house press secretary was peppered with questions about don jr's meeting. in that off-camera briefing, the white house story changed once more. >> there was nothing as far as we know that would lead anyone to believe that there was anything except for discussion about adoption and the magnitsky act, but i would refer you back to counsel on that one. >> reporter: that flies in the face of the e-mails don junior released himself a week ago, showing the meeting was set up, quote, to provide the trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate hillary.hilla. the four pages of e-mails setting up the meeting don't even mention the word adoption. >> i think from a practical standpoint, most people would have taken that meeting. it's called opposition research,
or even research into your opponent. >> reporter: on this week, the president's lawyer offered a new defense of the meeting -- >> well, i wonder why the secret service, if this was nefarious, why the secret service allowed these people in. the president had secret service protection at that point, and that raised a question with me. >> reporter: the secret service shot back in a statement sunday. >> donald trump, jr. was not under secret service protection in june 2016. thus we would not have screened anyone he was meeting with at that time. >> so let's get live to jon karl at the white house tonight, and jon, we saw the president's push at the top of your report for made in america today. he was often asked as a candidate why his products are made overseas. his daughter, ivanka, facing those same questions. it came up again at the white house today, didn't it? >> reporter: absolutely. sean spicer getting a lot of questions on this, and the point of the president's initiative he said, is to promote more american manufacturing, but david, what he did not say is if
there would be more commitment from the trump companies to buy more american-made goods. >> jon karl leading us off for washington coverage. the other washington coverage, the health scare for john mccain. what doctors have discovered and forcing senate republicans to hold off on the health care bill because they need his vote. abc's mary bruce on the hill tonight. >> reporter: tonight, the republican quest to overhaul obamacare is held up because of a health scare. john mccain is recovering at home in minnesota after doctors opened his skull to remove a blood clot. >> we hope john mccain gets better very soon because we miss him. he is a crusty voice in washington. plus we need his vote. >> reporter: but before leaving washington, mccain himself was on the fence about the health care bill. >> right now we have no consensus. >> reporter: the votes now on hold until mccain returns. [ nchanting ] the delay gives the opponents of
the bill more time to lobby against it. does this delay make it easier or harder to get this done? >> i don't know. i just don't know. >> reporter: already two republican senators have said they cannot support the bill. just one more no vote would sink the bill, and by our count, at least ten are still on the fence. the president has warned republicans to get this done or else. >> i will be very angry about it, and a lot of people will be very upset. but i'm sitting, waiting for that bill to come to my desk. >> mary bruce is live on the hill tonight for us, and how is senator mccain doing? word on him tonight? >> reporter: it's unclear when he will be back here in washington, but his friend, lindsey graham said mccain is already sounding like his old self, but this was a real scare. before this surgery, mccain was feeling tired and acting forgetful, but he is eager to get back to washington and back to work, david. >> mary bruce with us from washington as well. thank you.
we turn now to the devastating moment. a family of noin was swept away in a flash flood in arizona. there was a warning, but in there remote spot, they did not hear it. abc's kevin moton. >> reporter: tonight, in the air and on the ground, an urgent search for a missing father. all looking for hector. his wife, maria, their three children and five other members of their extended family did not survive. the youngest, just 2 years old. >> i can't begin to tell you how i feel for this family. i mean, the age of these kids were 2 years old, 5 years old, 3 years old. it's heartbreaking. >> holy mackerel. >> reporter: a bystander capturing the rush of water as the family celebrated maria's birthday. >> these people almost got hit. >> reporter: then she spots someone in a tree. >> trying to rescue this guy and his 1 month-year-old baby.
the mom is in the water. >> reporter: the water roaring. rescuers on the scene, saving four others. that wall of water swept away everything in its path carrying trees, mud and a lot of rocks. and it was moving fast, more than 30 miles per hour. all of it caused by just an inch and a half of rain. that mixture of ash and logs left behind by the highline fire, burning more than 7,000 acres in june. >> and kenneth moton joins us tonight, and the difficult thing here is there was a warning, but no way for them to hear it? >> reporter: that's right. the national weather service issued a flood warning about an hour and a half before the flood hit, but there's no cell phone service in that area, so a radio like this one, or alerts on their phones, the family didn't know the wall of water was coming. david? >> take those radios when you head out into the wilderness. thank you and welcome to the team. in the meantime, there are flood watches in the west at
this hour, and severe storms building in the east. let's get to ginger zee live you along the westside highway for us. ginger? >> reporter: we have already seen 2 inches in just 30 minutes south of tucson. that flooding is on, from las vegas to tucson. that tropical moisture from the gulf of mexico and the pacific converging there. it will be with us for a few months. something to note tonight. also damaging winds possible. 60 plus miles per hour from parts of the northern plains and you can see 2 inches in pennsylvania already today. all those red boxes, flash flood warnings and the excessive heat warning for st. louis and kansas city. midweek is the worst, david. >> we'll see you in the morning, ginger. thank you. overseas tonight, and new developments in the case of baby charlie at the center of a tug of war. an american doctor beginning his evaluation of 11-month-old carley gar. abc's james longman from london tonight.
>> reporter: today, charlie's family got the chance they've been fighting for. a team of doctors spent the day at his side, to determine if he might benefit from experimental treatment in the united states. his genetic disease has left him unable to move, see, or even breathe on his own. doctors say he should be allowed to die. a u.s. family whose six-year-old son suffers from the same condition tell abc why they, too, opposed the medical opinion. >> i had a strong intuition that something was wrong. i was right. >> reporter: these are parents united in a struggle for their children. this is the man charlie's parents are pinning their hopes on -- dr. michio hirano, a neurological specialist from columbia university. he believes there's a 10% chance the 11-month-old's muscle strength could improve. this is perhaps a battle of parental instinct versus medical reason, but it's a battle the courts will have to settle. and charlie's wait may soon be coming to an end. the team of doctors will send their report to the high court this week, for the judge to make his long awaited ruling.
david? >> james longman in london. thank you. we'll have much more on baby charlie, and the american family pioneering treatment. that's later tonight on "nightline." we continue here with the news and o.j. simpson just days from his parole hearing in nevada. what we have learned about the prosecutor in that robbery case. what he expects this week, and what are simpson's chances now of going free? here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: after nine years in prison, o.j. simpson could be on the verge of a decision to set him free. >> count one conspiracy to commit a crime. >> reporter: this time he'll have some unlikely people in his corner. the victim of simpson's botched 2007 attempt to recover sports memorabilia is supporting his release. the prosecutor who helped get him sentenced to 33 years for armed robbery says he expects he'll get paroled. >> i've not had any incidents, despite all the stories and
tabloids and everything. >> reporter: the prison says simpson has been a model inmate, but will his acquittal, the murders of nicole brown simpson, and rob goldman hurt him with the parole board? >> can simpson get four out of the seven to say, i'm just not going to let the fact that he is almost certainly a murderer impact my decision? and it's a hearing, david, that will be streamed live, which means that millions are likely to watch it. if simpson is granted parole, he won't walk free until october. david. >> matt gutman with us again tonight. thank you, matt. next this evening, two major changes from the trump administration about who can enter the u.s. the department of homeland security issuing visas to foreign workers. and the state department ape mending the president's travel ban in response to hawaii. grant parents, cousins and others from those six
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one of san francisco's hottest tourist attractions, now it's attracting a different kind of attention. police are investigating the murder of a 71-year-old man. good afternoon. thank you for joining us. >> the man was killed by a single gunshot at the twin peaks lookout. wayne freedman live with the details. wayne? >> reporter: good afternoon, larry. san francisco police are looking for two suspects, both african-american, a male in his 20s, a female in her late teens. they say they robbed the 71-year-old man for his camera, and then shot him and then escaped in a gray honda accord with rear end damage. all of this happened at a famous san francisco tourist attraction. twin peaks is one of those iconic must-stop locations in san francisco where today visitors had no idea it is the scene of a fresh unsolved murder. >> it's shocking. shocking. >> reporter: 71-year-old san franciscan edward franks died
yesterday after being shot one time in the upper body according to san francisco police. >> a marked unit in the area was driving through, and noticed that the jogger was conducting cpr. they immediately rendered aid, called for an ambulance, and that victim was then transported to the hospital where he passed away from his injury. >> reporter: edward franks was a film and location scout, the long established dean of them, friends told us today. they're concerned he might have been working at the time just before 8:00 a.m. read the signs, this has not been the safest of places recently. >> we have had a number of car break-ins in the area. >> lately there's been a lot of car break-ins. somebody got mugged i think on the fourth of july for their cameras. >> reporter: on valentine's day last year, this was the scene of a triple shooting that killed two santa rosa residents. in