Suspect accused of shooting Iowa police officer arrested in Minnesota

The Iowa division of criminal investigation says Officer Kevin Cram was shot Wednesday night while serving an arrest warrant.
Published: Sep. 13, 2023 at 10:20 PM CDT
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ALGONA, Iowa (KCRG) - A man accused of shooting and killing an Algona police officer on Wednesday night is now in custody in Minnesota.

Officers arrested 43-year-old Kyle Ricke, of Algona, just before midnight.

The shooting happened at around 8 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Minnesota Street in Algona, Iowa, in Kossuth County.

After Ricke fled the area, the Iowa State Patrol issued a Blue Alert, which is used when a suspect on the loose poses an imminent and credible threat to law enforcement.

Officials held a press conference on Thursday morning, identifying the officer who was shot as 33-year-old Kevin Cram. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office in Minnesota said several agencies helped with the arrest of Ricke. He is currently in the Brown County jail in Minnesota, and is expected to be extradited at a later date.

Ricke faces one count of First Degree Murder in Kossuth County, Iowa.