Update: Suspect in Police Shooting Arrested in Minnesota

by Brian Wilson
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–An Algona man is in custody after he allegedly shot a police officer Wednesday evening.

Few details have been released, but the Iowa State Patrol says the shooting took place at a residence near the Kossuth County Fairgrounds, on the South side of Algona, around 8PM Wednesday.

Law Enforcement Officials in Minnesota have told KLGA News 43-year-old Kyle Lou Ricke was taken into custody near the town of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, which is about an hour north of Fairmont.

A press release from the Brown County Sheriff’s Office says Ricke was taken into custody without incident, around 11:50 PM Wednesday, with assistance from the Minnesota State Patrol Air Unit and the Sleepy Eye Police Department. Ricke is currently being held at the Brown County Jail in New Ulm, Minnesota.

Law enforcement agencies from across Iowa and Minnesota were involved in the search, that included the use of drones to try and locate the suspect. Algona residents were asked to shelter in place during the search, including students at Bishop Garrigan High School who were taking part in Homecoming week activities.

Officials have not identified the officer or provided any information as to his condition at this time, however the release from Minnesota Law Enforcement classified Ricke as a Homicide suspect.

In an email to KLGA News, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Assistant Director Mitch Mortvedt says they anticipate an update in the case later this morning but could not provide a time frame as of yet.

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