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Kyle Ricke charged with murder in fatal shooting of Iowa police officer Kevin Cram

Suspect in Iowa cop's murder arrested in Minnesota
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ALGONA, Iowa — A northern Iowa police officer was fatally shot Wednesday night, prompting a manhunt that ended with an arrest in Minnesota. The suspect is charged with murder.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety said the officer, identified as 33-year-old Kevin Cram, was shot in Algona while trying to arrest a man with an active warrant for harassment. Cram was hospitalized and later died.

Kevin Cram Iowa Department of Public Safety

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

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The suspect — identified by DPS as Kyle Ricke — was arrested near Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, around 11:50 p.m. Wednesday night.

Iowa DPS said he has been charged with first-degree murder and will be extradited.

Algona is a town of about 5,300 residents about 40 miles from the Iowa-Minnesota border.

Cram had been with the Algona Police Department since 2015, and before that served the Nora Springs Police Department for two years.

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