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Stearns County Releases Suspect In Shooting Death Of Officer

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 11:56 am

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office told the Associated Press that they released the man who was arrested after the shooting death of a Cold Springs Police officer last week.

The Sheriff’s office said that at this time there wasn’t sufficient documented evidence to hold on 34-year-old Ryan Larson. He was in the process of being released Tuesday morning.

Officer Tom Decker was shot twice in the parking lot of Winner’s Sports Bar & Grill in Cold Spring last Thursday night. Larson was arrested about an hour later in his apartment above the bar.

The Stearns County Attorney’s Office had initially been given an extension to file charges in this case or let the suspect out of jail.

The county sheriff’s office also said the investigation remains ongoing.

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