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Officer-involved shooting Thursday in Algona


November 25th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

(Algona, Iowa) – Agents with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation were requested following an Officer-involved shooting that took place early Thanksgiving Day. Authorities say at 12:15 a.m., Thursday, Algona Police Officers responded to a disturbance at the Super 8 Motel. As a result of circumstances upon arrival, one officer discharged his firearm. A high-speed pursuit then ensued with the suspect. The pursuit ended with the driver losing control of his vehicle. No officers were injured as a result of the incident.

Per Algona policy, the involved Algona Police Officer has been placed on paid administrative leave. At the request Kossuth County Attorney, the Division of Criminal Investigation is conducting an independent investigation into this shooting. All investigative findings will be forwarded to the Kossuth County Attorney’s Office.

The Algona Police Department was assisted by the Kossuth County Sheriff Office, Kossuth County Attorney Office, Iowa State Patrol, and the Division of Criminal Investigations. This is an ongoing investigation. Additional information will be released later date.