Suspect in Cold Spring slaying says he's innocent - WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |

Suspect in Cold Spring slaying says he's innocent

ST. CLOUD, Minnesota (AP) -- The man arrested in the slaying of a Minnesota police officer says he was sleeping at the time and authorities have the wrong man.

Ryan Michael Larson told the St. Cloud Times he is innocent in the death of Cold Spring police Officer Tom Decker.

Decker was shot Thursday night near a Cold Spring bar in what officials called an ambush. Police arrested Larson about an hour later.

Larson told the Times authorities have no evidence against him. He spoke to the newspaper Sunday, two days before he was released without being charged. Authorities said they didn't have enough evidence to file charges at this time, but the investigation continues.

It's not immediately clear if Larson has an attorney. The Associated Press' attempts to reach him have been unsuccessful.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.