Minn. officer shot during domestic dies
Officer Shawn Schneider, 32, was in critical condition for nearly two weeks
By PoliceOne Staff
LAKE CITY, Minn. — A critically injured Lake City police officer died Friday night after nearly two weeks in the hospital, a Mayo Clinic spokesperson said.
Officer Shawn Schneider, 32, was shot in the head Dec. 19 while responding to a reported domestic incident.
Alan J. Sylte, 25, fired at Schneider and returned to the inside of his home, launching an hours-long standoff involving more than 100 local officers, the Republican Eagle reported. Officials found Sylte's body that evening and medical examiners determined that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Several candelight vigils were held in Schneider's honor as he remained in the hospital following the shooting, and police were impressed with the community's remarkable ability to unite during the trying period, they told the Star Tribune.
Contributions to help Schneider's family can be sent to Alliance Bank, c/o Kathy Moyer, 105 E. Lyon Av., Lake City, MN 55401.
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