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UPDATE: Names of Officers in a July 30th Cedar Rapids shooting have been released

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August 6th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa: On August 4, 2022 the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation conducted interviews of the two officers involved in the July 30, 2022 shooting of 23-year-old Brandon Lee Nelson, in Cedar Rapids.  On Friday, those Officers were identified as:

•    Officer Matthew Jenatscheck, a 26-year law enforcement veteran who has been employed with the Cedar Rapids Police Department for one year, and,
•    Officer Blair Klostermann, a three- veteran with the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

Both officers have cooperated with the investigation and per policy, remain on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

As we previously reported, the Department of Criminal Investigation was requested to assist the Cedar Rapids Police Department following the incident that occurred when a little before 4-a.m. on July 30, officers conducted a vehicle stop for erratic driving in the 2200 block of Glass Road NE. Authorities say Nelson brandished a firearm and gunfire was exchanged between Nelson and two Cedar Rapids police officers.

Brandon Nelson continues to receive treatment at the University of Iowa Hospital.  His release date is unknown.