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Charges filed against suspect involved in 2013 Joplin weekend shooting

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Brandon Knoderer Brandon Knoderer

Update (12/15/2015): According to court documents, Knoderer sentenced after a guilty plea. He is being sentenced to 5 years in prison for both counts on Assault of Law Enforcement Officer. He will serve his sentence at treatment center. The sentencing will run concurrent in another case where he his charged w/ 2nd Degree Assault, but hasn't been convicted in that case.

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Updated June 17, 2013 at 2:30 PM CST:  Charges have been filed against the suspect involved in a weekend shooting with Joplin police officers.

The shooting occurred during what began as a routine car stop shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Police stopped the driver, Brandon Knoderer, 32, at the intersection of 36th and Finley.

Knoderer would not follow commands from the officer, who called for backup.  Police say Knoderer put the car in reverse and then began driving towards an officer at a high rate of speed.  The officer fired his weapon at the subject as the vehicle drove by.

The vehicle drove toward a second officer, who also fired his weapon.

The driver the fled the area.

Officers later located the vehicle in the area of 3700 South Ferguson.

Knoderer was found hiding in the home of relatives.

As a matter of department policy, both officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave.

Knoderer is charged with two counts of first degree assault on a law enforcement officer.  His bond is set at $500,000.

Posted June 16, 2013 at 4:19 PM CST:  One suspect is at a local hospital following a late night officer involved shooting which occurred near the intersection of 36th and Finley.  

A Joplin Police Officer conducted a car stop on a vehicle near the intersection of 36th and Finley at approximately 1:10 a.m.

The driver of the vehicle would not follow commands from the officer during the stop.  The officer requested for additional officers to respond.  As other officers arrived on scene, the driver put the vehicle in reverse and backed into a nearby empty lot.  The vehicle then began driving towards one of the officers at a high rate of speed.  The officer fired his duty weapon at the subject as the vehicle drove by.  The vehicle also drove towards a second officer that was on scene.  The second officer also fired his weapon at the vehicle.

The vehicle fled the area and officers later located it in the area of 3700 S. Ferguson.  It was determined that the suspect had left the vehicle and had fled to a residence in that area that belonged to some family members.  The suspect was located inside the residence, was taken into custody and was transported by EMS to a local hospital.  The suspect's injuries are non-life threatening at this time.

Both officers as a matter of department policy have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. 

The names of the officers as well as the victims have not been released.

We will update this story as soon as more information becomes available.

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