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tonight, several breaking developments. the bride tob shot dead by police. tonight for the first time what she said in her calls to 911. and a new report tonight on what police might have thought right before the shooting. also tonight, the state of emergency at this hour. the fire out of control. nearly 5,000 already evacuated. and tonight, it's now moving in on one of america's most famous parks. o.j. simpson, the decision tomorrow. and tonight, what we have already learned already. how many votes does he need in that room? and we have one of the former prison guards here tonight. we have breaking news coming in involving president trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, jared kushner. he has agreed to appear before the senate intelligence committee. our team standing by with when. and caught on camera? the new video tonight.
did police plant evidence? you will see what one officer does before authorities say he turned his bodycam on. good evening, and it's great to have you with us here on a wednesday night, and we begin tonight with fast-moving developments in the case of the bride tob shot dead. a short time after she called 911 for help. tonight for the first time, justine damond's own words. what she told the 911 dispatcher when she called for help twice. still a mystery at this hour why one of the responding officers shot her. so far, he is still not talking. but tonight, there is a new report on the officers and what they might have thought just before those shots were fired. abc's alex perez in minneapolis tonight. >> female screaming behind the building. >> reporter: tonight, a clearer picture emerging of justine damond's final minutes. police releasing the transcript of her late night call to 911 from her minneapolis home "i can hear someone out the back
she says. i'm not sure if she's having sex or being raped." "it's been going on for a while and i think she tried to say help and it sounds distressed." even calling back eight minutes later, still waiting, worried that officers got the address wrong. investigators now revealing officers matthew harrity and mohamed noor responded to that dark alley. squad car lights off. finding no suspect. harrity later telling investigators they were startled by a loud noise nearby and that damond appeared immediately at driver's side window. he says noor who was on the passenger side, then fired his gun through the open driver's side window. >> shots fired. we've got one down. >> i'm administering cpr!! >> reporter: shortly after calling police to get help for another woman, damond was dead. harrity's attorney telling the minneapol"minneapolis star tri,s certainly reasonable to assume the police believed they might be the target of an ambush. so far, officer noor has declined to be interviewed bu investigators. but police tonight say they also want to talk to another possible
witness. >> there was someone 18, to a 25-year-old male on a bicycle who was there who may have some information. >> reporter: spotted just before the shooting and later at the scene while police were trying to save damond. >> my concern is for the individual, justine damond, and her family to grieve this loss. >> reporter: in her native australia, an emotional memorial for damond who was due to get married in three weeks. even the australian prime minister demanding justice. >> how can a woman out in the street in her pajamas seeking assistance from the police be shot like that? >> and alex perez joins us live tonight. alex, we know an independent investigation is already well under way, and who would decide in this case whether to bring any charges? >> reporter: well, david, in most cases, it would be a grand jury, but here in minneapolis, the county prosecutor has decided he alone will review
evidence and determine whether to per sue charges. >> alengs lex, thank you. there is also a state of emergency playing out tonight. 43 major fires burning. one in particular forcing nearly 5,000 from their homes as the fire now gets closer. and tonight, it is moving in on yosemite national park. smoke so thick in the park, you cannot see what makes it most famous. abc's kenneth moton on the fire lines from california. >> reporter: tonight, the detwiler fire, exploding in size to more than 70 square miles. firefighters calling the fight, the most powerful of their careers. >> it has been over ten years since we've seen fire and fire growth like this. >> reporter: 2,200 firefighters trying to keep up in grueling conditions on the ground. >> these firefighters are the first line and pretty much the only defense watch over these flames hosing them down because look walk with me here you can see there's a home they're trying to protect just a few feet away. from the hair, this firefighter's helmet cam showing the terrifying view as the fire
rages out of control. the governor declaring a state of emergency. the entire town of mariposa, all 2,000 residents ordered to get out. >> everybody is scared. you would never think something like this would happen in your town. >> got three wells going, fire breaks, water truck. >> reporter: brian bullis and his wife staying behind to protect their nearby home. >> these winds are totally different this year there is a lot of fuel. >> reporter: this timelapse showing the smoke rolling through yosemite valley. half dome disappearing in the haze. the fire, burning just 35 miles from yosemite national park, at the height of tourist season. flames already shutting down one of the main roads. firefighters setting back fires to control the blaze's spread. david, the firefight will continue in these dry conditions and extreme heat. things can change in an instant out here so fire officials say their main objective keep residents away from this dangerous situation and control these flames. david. >> kenneth moton in california for us. kenneth, thanks. in the meantime, we're also following severe storm warnings at this hour.
a potentially dangerous heat wave for much of the country. triple digits, and i want to g the ginger zee tracking it for us. ginger? >> reporter: and david, trees are uprooting right now as we speak. 70 miles per hour winds, and even embedded tornado warnings in minnesota and iowa. i want to take you south of there where in this heat dome, there are excessive heat warning and advisories that stretch from oklahoma, through missouri and then all the way here to new york. numbers will look like this. 110 in kansas city, it feels like here tomorrow, nearly 100 in new york. >> ginger, thanks as always. we are also following breaking developments involving president trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, jared kushner. we have just learned he will now appear before the senate intelligence committee on monday. abc's senior white house correspondent, cecilia vega, with what she has learned tonight. tonight, abc news has learned jared kushner will be the first person in the president's inner circle to appear before senate investigators in their russia
probe. the president's son-in-law and senior adviser has agreed to appear before the senate intelligence committee on monday as part of the investigation into russian election meddling. during the transition, meetings he did not initially disclose on security clearance applications. not to mention that trump tower meeting with donald trump jr. two weeks after mr. trump became the republican nominee. in an e-mail, don junior was told the purpose of the meeting with the russian lawyer was to provide the trump campaign with official documents and information that would incriminate hillary. the information described as high level and sensitive, and part of russia and its government's support for mr. trump. kushner's lawyer telling abc news he is prepared to cooperate and appreciate the opportunity to assist in putting this matter to rest. >> all right, let's get live to cecilia vega at the white house. you learned that donald trump jr. and former campaign chair, paul manafort, have both been asked to testify on capitol hill next week?
>> reporter: representatives for both those men confirmed they have received these invitation, but their appearances are not confirmed. both said they would be willing to cooperate, and donald trump said if cohn don junior wants to testify, he should. bringing senate republicans from the white house today, and issuing a new order. do not leave washington until you come up with a new plan to repeal and replace obamacare. but then the white house was asked, is the president promising the same himself? will he stay in washington until it happens too? abc's mary bruce on the hill again tonight. >> reporter: first, the president said he wanted to repeal and replace. then when republicans blindsided him, he said, just repeal. then it was just let obamacare fail. and today at the white house, a new order to go back to repeal and replace. >> i intend to keep my promise, and i know you will too. >> reporter: it was a signature promise he made repeatedly on the campaign trail. >> we're going to repeal and
replace alaba replace obamacare. we will do it, and we'll do it very, very quickly. it is a catastrophe. you're going to have such great health care, at a tiebny fraction of the cost, and it's going to be so easy. >> reporter: then as president-elect, he promised to do it quickly. >> probably the same day. could be the same hour. >> reporter: and today he told senators they should not leave town until they get it done. >> we should repeal and replace and we shouldn't leave town until this is complete. until this bill is on my desk. >> reporter: the president reminding republicans sitting there that they voted more than 60 times to repeal all or part of obamacare while obama was in office. >> i'm sitting in that office. i have pen in hand. you never had that before. you know, for seven years, you had an easy route. we'll repeal and replace. he is never going to sign it. but i'm signing it. so it's a little bit different.
>> reporter: the president also making a veiled threat against one of the senators who signaled he might bail. senator dean heller of nevada sitting right next to him. >> he wants to remain a senator, doesn't he? okay? >> reporter: meanwhile back on the hill -- protesters swarmed the capitol making clear what's at stake for republicans. [ chanting ] tonight, republican leader mitch mcconnell is pushing ahead. he says the senate will still move to vote on a bill to just repeal obamacare. but some republicans are still not on board. >> no replace with repeal. whatever part of the process is, i'm not voting for it. >> mary bruce live on the hill again tonight, and the senate could go ahead next week to vote in a straight we repeal, and we're learning from the congressional budget office the score. how many americans could be affected? >> reporter: a straight repeal could leave 32 million more americans uninsured over the next decade, and premiums for some could double.
that's only if republicans don't come up with a separate plan to replace obamacare. >> what about that other issue? the president. the white house was asked, is he willing to stay in washington as he has ordered senate republicans? >> reporter: the white house says the president is willing to stay in town so long as senators are right here on the hill and working on health care. >> thank you. next o.j. simpson comes to a parole board and could leave after nine years behind bars. one of the men he is accused of robbing telling abc news he should go free. abc's matt gutman outside the prison tonight. >> reporter: the man you see simpson heading to rob at this casino telling abc news he'll testify on behalf of the nfl hall of famer. that 2007 heist instead got him an up to 33-year sentence. >> i thought i was confronting friends, and retrieving my
property. so i'm sorry. i'm sorry for all of it. >> reporter: former prison guard, craig around et chatted with simpson regularly. >> what was he like? >> to tell you the truth, he was just like anybody else on the yard. he was never disrespectful. >> reporter: that's the case simpson will try to plea to the parole board, and it happened beyond the barbed wire, and through that door. now simpson needs four of the six majority in order to be granted freedom, david, but given his age, the pristine record he has, and of course, the support of his victim, it's likely he will get paroled. still, he can't walk free until at least october 1st. >> matt gutman in nevada. matt will be there tomorrow, and stay with abc news for complete coverage beginning with "gma" in the morning. a live interview with fred and kim goldman. then live coverage on abc of the parole hearing and a wrap-up here of course, on "world news
tonight." next this evening, troubling images from a police officer's bodyc bodycam, and it appears to show him planting evidence while other officers watched and then turning on his bodycam. that now leading to arrests. abc's linzie janis with the video tonight. >> reporter: tonight, one baltimore police officer suspended and two others placed on limited duty as authorities investigate this video. >> i'm going to check here. >> reporter: the officer's body camera shows him walking down the alley, sifting through some trash and finding a bag of drugs inside a soup can. >> yo! >> reporter: but the body camera reports 30 seconds of silent footage before the officer starts recording. in those 30 seconds, you can see the officer in that alley, appearing to plant the drugs. two of his fellow officers standing right there. >> this is a serious allegation of police misconduct.
>> reporter: the city's public offenders office says the video was used to arrest and charge a man in january. those charges dropped in recent days, only after the video was discovered. david, the officer is a witness in more than 50 active cases the public defenders officer is calling for a full review of all those cases as well as cases involving those other two officers, david. >> linzie janis with us. linz linzie, thank you. there is much more on "world news tonight." the gunman opening fire on a busy road. the female driver and her passenger targeted. the confrontation turning violent. the woman's suv riddled with bullet holes and you will see surveillance video up here in a moment. and a helicopter making an emergency landing on the water. the police rescue and tonight, we are learning who was on board that chopper. and new jersey governor chris chris tooes making all these head lines about being on the beach when it was closed to the rest of the public. well, he caught a foul ball last night, but then what happened next at the stadium? tough crowd. we'll be right become. es, i'm not gonna get my job done.
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we saw this 2-year-old weighing just 11 pounds. the nurse working telling us at the time he was so weak they feared she would die within minutes after arriving. more than 100 miles away, another hospital. we won't forget this doctor and what he told us. you are on the verge of famine. >> that's what i believe. >> you are seeing it? >> it's here. >> reporter: this child lost the strength to talk. his tiny hand in mine. eight u.s. based relief organizations are now joining forces to get the word out that urgent help is needed in somalia, south sudan, nigeria and yemen. more than 20 million facing starvation. actor george clooney lending his voice. >> americans are the most generous people on the planet. helping others is engrained in our spirit. >> reporter: so many at home already proving that. giving nearly $2 million in donations after our report.
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