Update: Suspect who shot, killed northern Iowa police officer is arrested in Minnesota


September 15, 2023

Courtesy Iowa Department of Public Safety

Algona police officer Kevin Cram.

A man captured and arrested in southern Minnesota after shooting and killing a northern Iowa police officer now stands charged with first-degree murder, officials said Thursday.

The deadly encounter occurred about 8 p.m. Wednesday on the south side of Algona, a city of about 5,300 residents roughly 35 miles south of Iowa's border with Minnesota, according to the Iowa State Patrol.

Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) officials say Algona police officer Kevin Cram was shot while trying to arrest Kyle L. Ricke, 43, of Algona, over an active warrant for harassment in Palo Alto County. Cram, 33, was taken to Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona, where he was pronounced dead.



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