Suspect believed to have shot an Algona, IA police officer arrested in southern Minnesota

(ABC 6 News) – UPDATE: A suspect has been taken into custody following an officer-involved shooting in Algona, Iowa.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, an Algona police officer was shot on the 1100 block of Minnesota Street in Algona at approximately 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Hours later, the suspect believed to be involved was identified as Kyle Lou Ricke, 43, of Algona.

Ricke initially avoided arrest, leading the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office to issue a lockdown order for Algona residents.

Officials discovered Ricke had fled north into Minnesota where he was found and taken into custody in the 29000 block of 210th St. in rural Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, around midnight, according to a news release by the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office also states that Ricke is a suspect in a homicide investigation.

The current condition of the injured officer is not yet clear.

A multi-jurisdictional press conference will be held in Algona at 11:00 a.m. Thursday where officials are expected to give more information. The press conference will include members of the Algona Police Department, the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, the Kossuth County Attorney’s Office, the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

ABC 6 News will provide updates as additional information is made available.


(ABC 6 News) – Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Algona, Iowa.

The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office confirmed with ABC affiliate KCRG-TV9 that there was a shots fired call involving an officer.

The suspect involved in the incident has yet to be taken into custody, leading law enforcement to issue a lockdown for residents of Algona.