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Mayo: Wounded Lake City Police Officer Dies

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ROCHESTER  (AP) – Mayo Clinic says a Lake City police officer has died, 11 days after he was shot while answering a domestic disturbance call.

A statement from Mayo says Officer Shawn Schneider died Friday evening in St. Marys Hospital.

Schneider’s family thanked everyone “for their overwhelming support and well wishes during this difficult time.”

Schneider had been in critical condition since he was shot Dec. 19. Authorities say 25-year-old Alan Sylte Jr. of Hager City, Wis., shot Schneider in the head, then took his own life.

A 17-year-old girl who escaped from the house told police she had broken up with Sylte the previous week.

A Wisconsin National Guard spokeswoman says Sylte was an Iraq war veteran who was in the process of being discharged for failing to report to duty.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved)

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