UPDATE: Iowa police officer shot and killed Wednesday night, suspect arrested in southern Minnesota

UPDATE: An Algona, Iowa police officer is dead after being shot and killed by a man he was trying to arrest Wednesday night, according to law enforcement officials who spoke during a news conference Thursday morning.

Officer Kevin Cram, 33, of the Algona Police Department was shot just before 8 p.m. in the city of Algona.

The man suspected of shooting him, 43-year-old Kyle Ricke, reportedly had an active arrest warrant for harassment charges out of Palo County, Iowa. He now faces first-degree murder charges.

A news release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety said Officer Cram located Ricke in the 1100 block of South Minnesota Street and told him he was under arrest.

It was then that Ricke shot Officer Cram, who later died at the hospital. Officials say his autopsy will be completed at a later date.

The criminal complaint states that Ricke used a handgun to shoot and kill Officer Cram. The complaint adds that after shooting the officer, Ricke yelled “Too late mother******” and “I did it because I am tired of this s***.”

Ricke is in Brown County Jail in Minnesota and will be extradited to face murder charges in Kossuth County, Iowa at a later date.

Cram was a 10-year law enforcement veteran, serving the Nora Springs Police Department from 2013-2015 and the Algona Police Department from 2015-2023.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE: A man suspected of shooting a police officer in Algona, Iowa was arrested in Brown County, Minnesota Wednesday night.

A news release from law enforcement identifies Kyle Lou Ricke, 43, as a man involved in the shooting of an Algona, Iowa police officer around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Iowa State Patrol said the shooting happened in the 1100 block of Minnesota Street in Algona.

Residents in Algona were then placed on lockdown following the shooting.

Law enforcement then found Ricke in the 29000 block of 210th Street at Leavenworth Township in a rural part of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.

Ricke was reportedly taken into custody without incident around midnight and is in custody at the Brown County Jail as of Thursday morning.

Information on the officer’s current condition has not been released.

The news release from the Brown County Sheriff’s Office states that Ricke is a suspect in a homicide investigation.

Officers from the Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota State Patrol Air Unit, Sleepy Eye Police Department and Brown County Sheriff’s Office all assisted in the arrest.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.