MN teen charged in Iowa store shooting

Published 12:31 pm Tuesday, November 16, 2010

ALGONA, Iowa  — Authorities say a teenager from suburban Minneapolis is charged in one of two store clerk killings in northern Iowa, and charges are pending in the second death.

Courtney Greene of the Iowa Department of Public Safety says 17-year-old Michael Richard Swanson, of St. Louis Park, Minn., was charged Tuesday as an adult in Kossuth County with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery.

He’s accused of killing a clerk at the Crossroads gas station in Algona about 9 p.m. on Monday.

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Greene says charges are pending against Swanson in the killing of another clerk at a Kum and Go in Humboldt about 10:30 p.m on Monday.

The names of the clerks haven’t been released.