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The Iowa State Patrol announced that the man accused of shooting a police officer in Algona on Wednesday was taken into custody around midnight, approximately four hours after the shooting. According to the patrol, the officer was shot around 8 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Minnesota Street. The suspect is identified as 43-year-old Kyle Lou Ricke of Algona. The officer’s condition is unknown. The state patrol has canceled a Blue Alert, which is used to alert authorities when a suspect is on the loose and poses a threat to officers. The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office has given the go-ahead. Ricke had been facing legal problems in the weeks before the shooting. According to online court records, he was in court just hours before the shooting. Records show Ricke was charged with third-degree harassment on August 28. According to the criminal complaint, on August 23, Ricke’s ex told authorities that she had sent him dozens of text messages and tried to call her several times within a two-hour span. The officer reported reading the text messages and said Ricke insulted the woman and “continued to joke with her.” The officer said he advised Ricke not to contact the woman, or he would be charged with harassment. The woman contacted the officer four days later, on August 27, and told him that Ricke had sent her text messages and emails. The next day, Ricke admitted to contacting the woman. He was arrested and charged. Ricke bonded out of the Kossuth County Jail on August 29. He appeared in court the morning of the shooting, when his trial date was set for Nov. 3.

The Iowa State Patrol announced that the man accused of shooting a police officer in Algona on Wednesday was taken into custody around midnight, about four hours after the shooting.

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According to the patrol, the officer was shot around 8 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Minnesota Street. The suspect is identified as 43-year-old Kyle Lou Ricke of Algona.

The officer’s condition is unknown.

The state patrol has canceled a Blue Alert, which is used to alert authorities when a suspect is on the loose and poses a threat to officers. The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office has given the go-ahead.

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Ricke had been facing legal problems in the weeks before the shooting. According to online court records, he was in court just hours before the shooting.

Records show Ricke was charged with third-degree harassment on August 28.

According to the criminal complaint, on August 23, Ricke’s ex told police that he had sent her dozens of text messages and tried to call her several times within a two-hour span. The officer reported reading the text messages and said Ricke insulted the woman and “continued to joke with her.”

The officer said he advised Ricke not to contact the woman or he would be charged with harassment. The woman contacted the officer four days later, on August 27, and told him that Ricke had sent her text messages and emails. The next day, Ricke admitted to contacting the woman. He was arrested and charged.

Ricke bonded out of the Kossuth County Jail on August 29. He appeared in court the morning of the shooting, when his trial date was set for Nov. 3.

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