In a major development in the shooting death of Cold Spring Police Officer Tom Decker, the suspect, 34-year-old Ryan Larson, was released after it was determined there was not enough evidence to charge.
Stearns County Attorney Janelle Kendall said the evidence to arrest Larson following the shooting was sufficient, but that not enough further evidence exists to charge the suspect. Kendall said the investigation continues, and officials are pursuing all possibilities. The 20-guage shotgun allegedly used in the shooting has not been found. Kendall said anyone with information related to the case is asked to contact the Stearn's County Sheriff's Office.