Update: BCA identifies deputies, suspects in officer-involved shooting

Published: Sep. 5, 2020 at 6:47 PM CDT
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BELTRAMI COUNTY, M.N. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified two deputies who discharged their firearms during an incident on Friday, September 4, in Blackduck, Minnesota.

  • Deputy Tim Bender has been with the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office for 31 years.
  • Deputy Charles Nelson has been with the sheriff’s office for 17 years.

No one was struck by gunfire during the incident. Both deputies are on standard administrative leave.

The BCA also named the two suspects that were taken into custody following the incident. They were being sought by law enforcement following a carjacking incident, and were inside the stolen vehicle when shots were fired at deputies, and at the time of the officer involved shooting.

  • Isaac Lee Nabors, 21, of Duluth, was charged in Beltrami County District Court today with First Degree Assault – Use of Deadly Force Against a Peace Officer.
  • Rowan Dynami White, 20, Cass Lake, was charged with felony Fleeing a Peace Officer in a Motor Vehicle, and felony DWI.

The BCA is investigating the officer involved shooting. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the carjacking incident.

Portions of the incident were captured on body cameras and squad cameras. BCA crime scene personnel recovered a handgun from the stolen vehicle.

Once the BCA investigation is complete, the BCA will provide its findings to the Beltrami County Attorney’s Office for review.

ORIGINAL: Gunshots were exchanged Friday night between officials and suspects in a stolen vehicle.

Around 9:30 p.m., the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office received information from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office that a vehicle had just been taken by force from its owners while at a business in Cass Lake, in Cass County, Minn.

Officials say it was reported that one of the people had or threatened use of a knife.

A Beltrami County Deputy Sheriff found the stolen vehicle in Ten Lakes Township of Beltrami County, north of Cass Lake.

A pursuit ensued and during the pursuit the occupants of the vehicle began shooting at the pursuing deputy, hitting his squad.

The deputy was uninjured.

At one point two deputies discharged their firearms and the suspect’s vehicle became disabled.

The occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody. A handgun was recovered from the stolen vehicle.

The Minnesota Bureau of Apprehension was immediately notified and responded to the scene. The BCA is investigating the officer involved shooting.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the carjacking.

The deputies involved in the incident are on standard administrative leave.

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