Photo courtesy of Minnesota DPS.

Photo courtesy of Minnesota DPS.

A six-year Cold Spring (Minn.) Police veteran described as a "hometown boy" has been shot to death in what authorities called an ambush killing.

Officer Tom Decker was responding to a report of a suicidal man late Thursday when he was shot twice after getting out of his squad car near an apartment behind a bar in downtown Cold Spring. He died at the scene.

Ryan Michael Larson, 34, of Cold Spring, was being held Friday on suspicion of second-degree murder. The county attorney's office was considering criminal charges.

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