Suspect in northern Iowa police shooting arrested in Minnesota

September 14, 2023

ALGONA, Ia. A northern Iowa police officer was shot Wednesday night, prompting a manhunt that ended with an arrest in south central Minnesota.

The Iowa State Patrol said the officer was shot around 8:00 p.m. in Algona, a town of about 5,300 residents.

The 43-year-old suspect, identified as Kyle Ricke of Algona, fled, prompting a Blue Alert to let the public know a suspect who posed a potential threat to law enforcement was on the loose.

The officer’s name and details about the officer’s condition were not immediately released.

Ricke was captured without incident just before midnight and taken into custody near Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, about 100 miles north of Algona.