Suspect identified in Cedar Rapids officer-involved shooting

Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 3:19 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2022 at 3:22 PM CDT
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Officials have identified the individual involved with the shooting that took place in the 2200 block of Glass Road NE with Cedar Rapids Police on July 30th.

According to State law enforcement officials, at around 3:52 a.m., officers with the Cedar Rapids Police Department attempted to pull over 23-year-old Brandon Lee Nelson who was reportedly driving erratically. Officials said that the driver of the vehicle allegedly pulled out a firearm, leading to shots being exchanged between the person and two officers.

Nelson sustained gunshot injuries during the exchange. The police officers involved, Officer Matthew Jenatscheck, a twenty-six (26) law enforcement veteran and Officer Blair Klostermann, a three (3) year veteran with the Cedar Rapids Police Department, were not injured in the incident. Both have also cooperated with the investigation and per policy, remain on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Nelson was taken to the University of Iowa Hospital where he is currently being treated for his injuries.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is currently leading an investigation into the shooting.

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