Police ID woman killed in home invasion shooting

Published: Aug. 1, 2018 at 8:46 AM CDT
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Lincoln police have confirmed the 36-year-old woman killed in a home invasion shooting early Tuesday was Jessica Brandon, a mother and grandmother.

Her friends say she was a Lincoln Northeast "cheer mom" and always had a smile on her face.

A Lincoln Northeast graduate, Brandon worked at Allstate Insurance. Friends say she would light up any room and had more friends than anyone could count, but most importantly, she cherished her family.

Jessica Brandon died early Tuesday after being shot in a home invasion. Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister said the suspects were intruders who entered the home around 3:30 a.m. Brandon was rushed to the hospital by ambulance, but later died.

Investigators revealed Wednesday they believed this was not a random act, and there is no ongoing threat to the public. LPD did not release specific details of the investigation, but did say they have identified persons of interest.

Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister said a search warrant has been served on the residence. The findings are being examined.

Bliemeister also said an autopsy on Brandon is scheduled for Thursday. Investigators urge anyone with surveillance footage from the area at the time of the crime to contact police.

If you have any information, contact CrimeStoppers at 402-475-3600.