Suspect in officer shooting: 'I have nothing to hide'


The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Cold Spring police officer maintains his innocence in an exclusive on-camera interview with WCCO.

Police arrested 34-year-old Ryan Larson of Cold Spring on November 30th an hour after officer Tom Decker was shot and killed outside Larson's apartment.

Larson was held in the Stearns County Jail for six days and released for lack of evidence.

Larson tells WCCO that he had nothing to do with Decker's murder and was in bed sleeping at the time of the shooting. He also says he's not suicidal, which police claim is the reason Decker responded to the call in the first place.

Since the arrest, Larson has not been able to return home which remains an active crime scene.

“My life is gone; basically stolen from me,” he said. “I am always going to be looked at as the person that committed this crime.”

Larson says he wants his name cleared and justice for officer Decker.

Authorities are sharing almost no details on the investigation two weeks after the shooting. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Stearns County Sheriff's Office are working on the case.

Watch WCCO's interview with Larson.

Larson told FOX9 via text message that police have lead him to believe he may be cleared in a day or two.

Next Up